Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Candidate Part II

I can confirm that I am once again standing for North Herts District Council in Baldock Town.
Why again! (I stood in that Ward in 2003 and 2004) Well I was asked and I feel that Labour needs a voice in Baldock. Who will win is dependent on Polling Day, suffice to say that it will be tough, albeit enjoyable, and a good chance to present Labour's case for those willing to listen.
There will also be four candidates this time, the Greens putting one forward, so this will defenetly be the most interesting election yet that I have contested.

16 comments:

Kerron said...

Good luck, you'll need it!

Can I just remind you (gently) that you may want to put a visible imprint on this website so you don't get taken to court.

Much like you did for the by-election.*


(*I mean put an imprint on the site, and NOT get taken to court. Obviously.)

politicschimpette said...

Congratulations Paul! Now you too will have to be wary of the "fake sheik"! Yes, I agree with Kerron....imprint, imprint, imprint!

the dúnadan said...

Paul,

Personally, I think you are wasted on politics and you should concentrate on your bookwork. Speaking of which, did you publish a portion of it on your blog a while ago? If so, can you remind me where it is? I hope I am not remembering a dream. If you insist on the political option, though, it looks like I should third the imprint advice given by the above. I have no idea what a visible imprint is in this context, but it sounds quite important!

MJM

Paul Burgin said...

Kerron and Chimpette thanks for your reminders.
Dunadan, I am still working on my books and standing for council, even though it involves heavy commitment and long hours, wouldn't impede on my working life, or on some of my other works.
And you weren't dreaming, the blog entry can be found here:

http://paulburgin.blogspot.com/2006/03/blogging-fiction.html

Kerron said...

IMPRINT! NOW! PAUL!!! :-/

Kerron said...

Aahhh, I can calm down now.

What joyous relief! :-)

Paul Burgin said...

I hasten to point out I did imprint before I did anything else today, so it must have taken a while to show up on your terminal

Kerron said...

Tell it to the courts! :-)

Paul Burgin said...

Ha ha!

the dúnadan said...

What is imprinting? Giving your address? Why is that so important?? Won't anyone remember the children???

politicschimpette said...

If someone is standing for election (like Paul) and mentions the fact that he is standing for election in his blog, it technically can be construed that it is campaign material, which under election law must contain an "imprint" after his candidacy has been announced. I'm sure Kerron will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's the Representation of The People act? The Tories quite conveniently forget to put it on a lot of their material and it is always amusing to report them to the Returning Officer...but I am sure that's because I'm a mean Lib Dem...right, Paul?! ;)

Paul Burgin said...

Well you are never mean Chimpette ;)
But basically, yeah, you're right.
Plus I have the most comments on a blog entry of mine. - ever!

:)

politicschimpette said...

Here's another one just for good luck. The sun is shining in the Westcountry and I finished work early and took a stroll on the beach today, which made me smile. Who's the LD candidate you're standing against Paul? Are they any good?

the dúnadan said...

Politicschimpette, thanks for that explanation. The sun always shines on the West Country as it is God's own (I've had some great holidays there).
Paul, thanks for the link to the story. If you have any spare time, look for me on the Beeb on Sunday as I am at Twickenham for the rugby finals. Go the Quins!

the dúnadan said...

Oh yeah, and one's second team Wasps!

Paul Burgin said...

The Lib Dem candidate is a chap called John White. He stood in the 2003 council elections in Baldock Town (as did I) and I think he is going to be a paper candidate, as he was then!
Dunadan, if I can I will keep an eye open