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It’s the first time a Loony has stood and the people took to us -joining in a few of the Loony events such as my Victory Party at the Golden Cross in Harvington on Weds 11th Dec. I asked everyone to wear a hat and they duly obliged, even folk that wandered in off the street were quickly fashioned hats from sheets of newspaper. The great news for me and the OMRLP is the amount of people that joined the party, enabling me to double the membership of the Worcestershire Loony’s from one to two.
I’m pictured here with my protege Sir ‘Offa Ones Rocker’ Senseless, he has very quickly got what its all about and can’t wait to stand himself at the next election.
The Returning Officer and candidates react to my Loony Mudslide announcement – as I wished everyone a happy Easter.
Barmy Lord Brockman
Another hectic Election preparing loads of mock election packs, newspaper, TV & Radio interviews whilst managing to squeeze in a couple of the constituency hustings, which I must say were the most cordial yet that I’ve attended.
As ever the serious stuff eventually began with my Victory Party in my Loony HQ, The Lucky Rover on Wednesday 11th December. The jaw-dropping Frankie Connolly & his Loony All-Stars were amazing and even a couple of the other candidates turned up to ‘celebrate’ with Jamie Briggs winning the best hat prize.
The count itself were greeted to a loud ‘Good Afternoon’ around 1am in the morning. Sir Ed Davey arrived and made a beeline to chat to me and my agent Lucky landlord George before the results were announced.
A steady increase of 15 votes on 2017 with a total of 193 and pushing UKIP into the final place by 69 votes to polish off a most enjoyable campaign.
Finally, respect to Sir Ed Davey for inviting me to his own ‘Victory Party’ after the count!
My first foray into battle and what an experience. From local radio station interviews and local newspapers. I was tongue tied at times, but it all worked out. Election night itself was surreal, four of us attended and received the biggest cheer of the night. No Loony has ever stood in the seat before and it made the press’s night. The result was a foregone conclusion but I had the Green Party worried at one point. I was walking around with the candidate and she noticed my votes piling higher than hers, but it was not to be. Oh well, bring on the next one, I’ve got the bug now!
Earl Elvis of Outwell
The election started of with my victory party on Wednesday night at the George Inn in Walton. Starting with Mr Badaxe who went down very well. I went to the count at Sandown Park with my loony wife the mad cow and an ex green candidate Olivia who stood against me in 2017. Before we had chance to grab a coffee we got mugged by reporters for interviews. We had great fun meeting the other candidates and brought some colour to the night. There was a lot of press there because they thought the Lib-Dems would win the Tory safe seat. I came 5th out of 6 with 326 votes up 8 on last time.
Lord Sandy’s spent the election campaign listening to voters, pundits and to other candidates and heard a great deal of utter rubbish. Opinions on everything from Brexit to bins, mostly ill informed and rarely grounded in fact. The Flying Brick spent most of his campaign talking to sheep in Derbyshire.
Both candidates finally met for the first time the Round Square Chinese Restaurant on Thursday night where they walked to their jointly held count taking place at The Sobell Leisure Centre. The walk, although short, took some time due to the impracticable nature of the candidates’ footwear. Lord Sandy’s wore a pair of pink thigh high boots while the Flying Brick sported his pair of yellow Moroccan slippers.
Also present were RU Seerius, Lady Helen’bak, Lord and Lady Tourettes (aka Sir Tax-a-Lot), Lady Table Manners, The Fragrant Mary, and an assortment of ne’er do wells and misfits from the southern constituency.
There was a somber atmosphere at the count as Labour senior management adjusted to the loss of their heartlands. The Loony’s briefly cheered up Emily Thornberry when she noticed Lord Sandy’s heels and burst into laughter. A final spoiled ballot paper which required verification was rude, it described the candidates as ‘all shite’ so it was ignored and quickly forgotten.
The Acting Returning Officer and her staff maintained clear heads and a professional demeanor throughout, while the Loony’s reveled in a thoroughly good night.
Lord Sandy’s & Nick The Flying Brick
The Iconic Arty Pole in Louth & Horncastle – 1,044
Earl Elvis of Outwell in South West Norfolk – 836
Barmy Lord Brockman in Mid Worcestershire – 638
Citizen Mark Lawrence in Chelmsford – 580
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope in North East Hampshire – 576
Baron Von Thunderclap in Mid Sussex – 550
The Mid Bed Minx in Mid Bedfordshire – 536
Reverend Martin Hogbin in East Surrey – 521
Nick Blunderbuss Green in Kenilworth & Southam – 457
Rambling George Ridgeon in Cheltenham – 445
Mad Mike Young in Sittingbourne & Sheppey – 404
Lily the Pink in Brecon & Radnorshire – 345
Sir Mark Beech in Aldridge & Brownhills – 336
Badger in Esher & Walton – 326
Farming Lord F’tang Dave in Denton & Reddish – 324
Citizen Squiff in Brighton Pavilion – 301
Sir Archibald Stanton in Dewsbury – 252
The Incredible Flying Brick in Islington North – 236
Just John in Clacton-on-Sea – 224
Dame Dixon in Hove & Portslade – 195
Chinners in Kingston & Surbiton – 193
Lord Sandys of Bunhill in Islington South – 182
Lord Buckethead in Uxbridge & South Ruislip – 125
The Raving Mr P in Peterborough – 113
Congratulations to you all, a great turnout, we done ourselves proud. A very special “Well Done” to the Iconic Arty Pole for his 1,044 votes.
9,739 votes in all, yes that many people in Great Britain wanted us to represent them in Parliament.
The Road is Rocky, but it won’t be Rocky long. Look out, Look out, we are about. Hope you all enjoyed the trip, here’s to the next time. Start saving now!
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Loony Party Leader
There was only three loonies at the Kenilworth & Southam count, my Election Agent Gary “Bratwurst’ Sweetman, Pete ‘Bunny’ Warren and myself. We were of course the highlight of the show and incumbent Jeremy Wright the former Attorney General and Culture Secretary joined in with all the fun. I polled 457 and he only just beat me by 29,894 votes!
All the other parties are making final election promises. Promises that they will undoubtedly be unable to keep.The Loony’s have our very own last ditch Manicfesto commitment before you decide to cast your vote tomorrow. . .
We will replace the traditional Christmas Tree for every home in the UK with a Magic Money Tree.