Congratulations to Jo Johnson

Jo Johnson has been selected as the Conservative Candidate for Orpington. I understand that the selection was tightly fought and the feed back that I have was that the calibre of the candidates was very high.

I have no doubt that Jo will make a great candidate and an excellent MP, if he has half of his big brother’s wit and intellect (brown nosing I know) he will be a pleasure to work with.

6 responses to “Congratulations to Jo Johnson

  1. ‘Disastrous’ Dave Cameron appears intent on proving that anything labour can do, he can do better! As much as I am sure that Jo Johnson is a nice bloke and will probably make a great MP, Orpington is not the place for him.

    Jo Johnson lives in Camden and parachuting him in to this area is cynical and arrogent. Imposing shortlists on constituencies won’t work and will only alienate grass root Conservatives and floating voters.

    In an MP, I look for a person who has knowledge on, and understanding of, local issues combined with common sense. Any person parachuted in by Conservative Central Office will not have the former. The fact that they've allowed themselves to be imposed on a constituency points to them lacking the latter as well.

    Why did Jo not stand in his local area where he could have truly represented the local people?

    There were many fine local candidates available for Orpington and the shortlist of six represented a bloody nose for the constituents, courtesy of David Cameron.

    Let us not forget that at the election before last John Horam's majority in Orpington was only a few hundred. It's an absolute disaster to hand the seat to the Libreals like this.

  2. ‘Disastrous’ Dave Cameron appears intent on proving that anything labour can do, he can do better! As much as I am sure that Jo Johnson is a nice bloke and will probably make a great MP, Orpington is not the place for him.

    Jo Johnson lives in Camden and parachuting him in to this area is cynical and arrogent. Imposing shortlists on constituencies won’t work and will only alienate grass root Conservatives and floating voters.

    In an MP, I look for a person who has knowledge on, and understanding of, local issues combined with common sense. Any person parachuted in by Conservative Central Office will not have the former. The fact that they've allowed themselves to be imposed on a constituency points to them lacking the latter as well.

    Why did Jo not stand in his local area where he could have truly represented the local people?

    There were many fine local candidates available for Orpington and the shortlist of six represented a bloody nose for the constituents, courtesy of David Cameron.

    Let us not forget that at the election before last John Horam's majority in Orpington was only a few hundred. It's an absolute disaster to hand the seat to the Libreals like this.

  3. What are you talking about Excalibur?

    The Association drew up a list 21 from the 180 who applied. This was reduced to six finalists.

    NO CCHQ suggestions were added to the list of 21 and the 6 that went to the final were all drawn from that list

    I know it would be a more exciting story if CCHQ had done what you said but it was a list chosen ENTIRELY by the 6 Orpington representatives.

    That is my polite response, based on the possibility that you are indeed a Tory, should you be a Labour Troll however please choose answer 'B' and sod off.

  4. What are you talking about Excalibur?

    The Association drew up a list 21 from the 180 who applied. This was reduced to six finalists.

    NO CCHQ suggestions were added to the list of 21 and the 6 that went to the final were all drawn from that list

    I know it would be a more exciting story if CCHQ had done what you said but it was a list chosen ENTIRELY by the 6 Orpington representatives.

    That is my polite response, based on the possibility that you are indeed a Tory, should you be a Labour Troll however please choose answer 'B' and sod off.

  5. I would have voted Tory at the next election if an appropriate local candidate had been selected.

    One wasn't, as per David Cameron's will. 'A' lister's being parachuted in to areas is not the way to win an election.

  6. I would have voted Tory at the next election if an appropriate local candidate had been selected.

    One wasn't, as per David Cameron's will. 'A' lister's being parachuted in to areas is not the way to win an election.

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