I guess it was because we were back doing what we do best, making the other Politicians stand against us. We’d missed that for a couple of years.
In March we all descended on Erdington in Birmingham for a By-election, our candidate was The Good Knight Sir Nosda, he held up our tradition of not winning, but not coming last either.
May saw in the local elections, we had an asylum of loony’s standing in the Chessington area, plus 6 in other areas around the country. Our leader Howling ‘Laud’ Hope kept his seat on Fleet Town Hants, but alas we only retained 5 councillors from our 6. Norm the Storm in West Grinstead Sussex decided, to retire, we wish him well.
Bolney Ward in Sussex also saw a by-election with our candidate Baron Von Thunderclap putting on the style and coming 4th out of six.
Our 38th Loony Party Conference was a great success up in Coalville in Leicestershire, thanks to The Victoria Music Rooms and Landlord John Commons.
Our grand finale of the year was in December when we again all converged in Chester for the City by election, Our candidate was our leader The Howling ‘Laud’. A great result, keeping up our tradition, once again, not first, but not last, 10th from 15 candidates.
Our next outing will be some time in Feb 2023, a by-election being called in the West Lancashire seat, Ormskirk being the main town. We shall be there, anybody in that area who wants to join in, let us know.
Look at – loonyparty.com – to read more about the above events.
A couple of sadder notes from the year, the loss of our Dear Queen Elizabeth – God save the King. Plus the loss of our close friend ‘Bus Pass Elvis, not a party member, but we were both on the same side of politics.
Just another note of interest, it is now recognised that Howling ‘Laud’ Hope has actually stood in 9 General Elections, in his total of 30 Parliamentary elections. More General Elections than any one else on record. And more to come Hopefully.
Conference 2023 in the making at the moment, not to sure where, but will be 28-29-30th Sept, for your diary.
We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but until we meet again . . . Happy New Year my friends, see you all soon.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope – Loony Party Leader
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