Andy Street Calls Sikh Temple a Mosque

The Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street had a bit of a disastrous time visiting the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick last night, calling it a mosque by mistake. He also might want to work on his pronunciation of the word “Nagar”…

Labour Peer Endorses Andy Street

Labour peer Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya has implictly endorsed Conservative Andy Street’s campaign to become West Midlands Mayor. Asked by the Coventry Telegraph who he was backing in the forthcoming mayoral election, Warwick Manufacturing Group chairman Bhattacharyya said:

“Well, you know, Andy is here. We have invited the others as well. The university is neutral. But the fact is Andy is here and the Secretary of State is here and my output is here. I think you will have to speculate for yourself.”

The slap in the face for Siôn Simon shows that even Labour-backing captains of industry want a Tory West Midlands mayor…

Tory Mayoral Candidate and the Ex-Brothel Keeper

A former brothel-keeper is lending a hand to Tory candidate Andy Street’s campaign to become Mayor of the West Midlands. David Bourne – once a Conservative councillor – ran a knocking shop from his end-of-terrace home with wife Carol, according to reports at the time. Punters could enjoy on-camera three-ways for £150 an hour. Bourne’s details are on Street’s campaign site as a contact for those who want to join the Tory campaign. Tonight Bourne told Guido: “I have been delivering some leaflets. It’s a long while ago. There was no investigation. No police action”. These days he’s Street-walking, though only to knock on doors…

“Er, Um, Crikey!” Fabbers Has Hancock Spluttering

Matt Hancock looked a little lost for words in response to Michael Fabricant’s praise for Waitrose chief Mark Price in the Commons:

Michael Fabricant : I did not have to use the Freedom of Information Act because I went on to the gov.uk website to find out that the excellent Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, is now a non-executive director of the board of the Cabinet Office. May I say what a wise choice that is? What is my right hon. Friend doing to ensure that similar people are appointed to other Government Departments?

Matthew Hancock: Er, um, crikey! Where to start? Mark Price is, indeed, an incredibly impressive businessman and I look forward to working with him on the Cabinet Office board.

Good of Fabbers to help out his best friend and soulmate’s boss!

H/T @isabelhardman

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