Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Anstis’


May 2, 2010

I took part in a second hustings earlier this evening.  It was organised by the Hounslow Muslim Forum.  There was a large turnout (100 or so) and the following candidates were on the panel:

Mary Macleod – Conservative in Brentford and Isleworth
Ann Keen – Labour in Brentford and Isleworth
Alan Keen – Labour in Feltham and Heston
Munira Wilson – LibDem in Feltham and Heston
Andrew Dakers – LibDem in Brentford and Isleworth
Elizabeth Anstis – Green in Feltham and Heston
John Hunt – Green in Brentford and Isleworth

We drew lots and the candidates spoke in numerical order.  Alan Keen gave a decent and reasonable opening statement.  I said so.  However, some of what I heard from Ann Keen was beyond belief.  Her opening statement included an attack that not only did Hounslow turn blue in 2006 but it turned white also.  A number of us (not only me) were disgusted by these remarks and whatever happens at this election, these are comments that must be exposed.  I wonder what the Prime Minister would think of them, both publicly and privately?

Later on when Mr Keen was answering a question, Mrs Keen felt the need to call me “a prat”.  And people wonder why there is cynicism about politicians!

I thank those who organised the event.

Statement of Persons Nominated (General Election)

April 20, 2010

Here it is.  My initial reaction is:

  1. Three of the ten candidates live in this constituency;
  2. There were only seven candidates last time and I think that three of those lived in the constituency;
  3. I am surprised to see no English Democrat candidate as one was predicted and the man who was named lives in the constituency – Roger Cooper is still named as a candidate on their website;
  4. Three of the candidates live in the Twickenham constituency;
  5. The only candidates to have worked the entire constituency thus far has been Elizabeth Anstis (her election address has gone out), Alan Keen (lots of national stuff that would have gone out in other constituencies) and I;
  6. Elizabeth Anstis fought this seat last time, as I did.  Her and I got on very well at a personal level;
  7. My choice is the second candidate on the list and I think that he can win 😉