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Has anyone around here seen Edward Baxter, the Anna Firth substitute from Westminster?
He seems to have deserted the electorate and the normally loyal army of Erith & Thamesmead Tories seems to have deserted him. As far as I can discover the two foot soldiers pictured with him are from Eltham and in Eltham.
Maybe that is why his website says he will give a powerful voice to Bexleyheath and Greenwich. Erith and Thamesmead surely or Bexley and Greenwich at a pinch, but Bexleyheath and Greenwich? Absolutely no way.
It's what comes from parachuting a stranger into town.
And another thing. I suspect everyone local has occasionally winced at the pronunciation of Erith just as I do, as a one time Eastender, when I hear some people mangle Plaistow, but Edith is a new one on me.
It doesn’t look good does it?
Bring back Anna, all is forgiven, Philip Read too! I have a feeling Teresa will hit the headlines on 9th June for bucking the national trend.