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Bonkers Blog January 2018

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16 January (Part 1) - It’s completely wild, man

Two weeks ago Bonkers explained that in the run up to an election Bexley Conservatives don’t introduce their candidates to the electorate, they announce Team Members instead. It’s in case one has to withdraw in embarrassing circumstances - it does happen. A Team Member can slip away unnoticed, a proper candidate, maybe not.

Maxine Fothergill has been quite good news for an increase in Bonkers’ Twitter followers. The numbers are not huge but they have gone up by nearly 40 over the past few weeks and I have found myself spending time exploring who follows who to check where the harassment news might be going. One account caught my eye.

TweetI don’t know anything about Adam Wildman except what can be read here. I assume he is a decent bloke and Bexley Conservatives could certainly do with a few more of those.

But why does he claim to be a Bexley Tory Candidate when no announcements have been made? A bit early to be the next General Election Candidate isn’t it? Maybe he knows something we don’t.

Even more mysteriously why the strap line ‘From the shadow of Grenfell’? It looks meaningless to me but maybe I am missing something.

Does he live in Kensington? Doesn’t seem likely if he plans to stand for election in Bexley.

On the other hand Bexley Tories have a proud tradition of accepting candidates with no links to the borough and they have been allowed to get away with it.

I think we have three Councillors who fall into that category at the moment.


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