A former news reporter who resigned her job only a few weeks ago has been controversially selected by the Labour party to fight the Ashfield parlimentary seat at the forthcoming general election.
Gloria De Piero had previously worked for breakfast station GMTV, replacing the outgoing disgraced former defence secretary, Geoff ‘Buff’ Hoon. She was selected over more local and experienced candidates.
This is yet another smack in the face for party activists. Labour have continued to prefer style over substance, and beauty over brains. The people of Ashfield have again been taken for granted. Haven’t they learned the lessons of the problems in their former South Wales heartland where rejected local favourites fought the party machine… and won?
The Conservatives can hardly believe their luck. With Labour in disarray locally, they are now in pole position to winning the seat. The electors of Ashfield will take their revenge… and defeat Ms De Piero at the ballot box.