Now that all the Hoohaing and Fussing and Fighting is over, all the boxes counted, winners and losers declared, in the Stoke and Copeland By-elections, there is just one more thing that I would like to add.
My sincere apologies to the good people of Copeland, some of you have contacted me and said “where were you” it was a well known fact that the Loony Party would be fielding a candidate, and we were ready to vote for you and join in.
The fact of the matter is, it was me, our Party Leader, The Howling ‘Laud’ who was going to be the candidate, but whilst away in Malta visiting our Mediterranean Loonies in January, I was taken ill with a very bad chest infection and was hospitalised for 9 days, this was the time when the nomination papers had to be in. So not knowing what the next 3 or 4 weeks would hold I pulled out. Pity really because all worked out fine in the end, could have done it, but to late to put papers in, nomination day had long passed. That’s how I was able to be in Stoke supporting ‘The Incredible Flying Brick’.
Bit of a sad note, the passing of William ‘Bill’ Healey, loved coming down to Ashburton when we operated from there, and also so came to Yateley in the later years.
Also the passing of Andy Potter of Radio Derby, he was very fond of us when we were in the area.
Plus the passing of Sir Gerald Kaufman, a fine fellow, Father of the House. Unfortunately there will be another By-election sooner than we think in the Manchester, Gorton constituency. I’ve no doubt at all, that we shall be there, one way or another.
Now on a much brighter note, the 2017 Conference, yes we are back in Blackpool, much to the delight of more than just a few of you. Same venue, ‘Uncle Toms Cabin’ same procedure as before, the weekend of Thurs 28 Fri 29 Sat 30th September. Acts and artistes already lining up to perform, Loony Tour bus confirmed. More info to appear nearer the date.
Last but not least, if any of you are considering standing for us in your local elections in May, you must get a letter of authorisation signed by myself, to be able to do so. Party Office :- 59 Newbarn Close, Fleet, Hants. GU51 5HU / Telephone: 07946292557
The Illustrious Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Loony Party Leader.