Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Shootout for seats

Gunfight for parliamentary seats: Well, not literally...
The Labour party has a problem in South Birmingham, basically 3 parliamentary seats become 2 seats. And the 3 current incumbents want to represent the 2 seats. Because of the way the boundaries have been re-drawn all 3 could have some form of notional claim over either of the resulting 2 seats.
The resulting applications make it clear which are favourites for the new seats of Hall Green and Selly Oak: Godsiff and Jones have applied for Hall Green, while McCabe and Jones have applied for Selly Oak. My prediction is that Lynne Jones will have to find another seat, and there is a seat in the city where the incumbent is not going to be restanding as a Labour candidate.


At 11:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is also the fact Ladywood is apparently going to be selected from an all-woman shortlist.


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