Beauty queen runs in UK by-election

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  1. Born_in_Crewe

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7383857.stm

    Living in the neighbouring constituency to Crewe, I will be very interested in this by-election, but I can't help thinking this trivalises it a bit, while at the same time adding to the media interest. Fingers crossed it will be a serious by-election, and that Crewe/Nantwich people will turn out and give a good account of the area.
     
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    Please excuse my American education.

    What is a "by-election"?
     
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    Definition Here
     
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    There is no doubt her campaign is trivialising the election, however, her presence does allow the opportunity for a protest vote, much like the Monster Raving Loony Party. Still, one of the benefits of living in a democracy is that anyone who chjooses to may stand for election on any platform they wish. Besides, she from Belfast, so I hope she wins;)
     
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    You're the nearest person to me I've met so far (geographically). I live in Sandbach, whereabouts in Stoke are you? :wavey:
     
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    Milton. Not too far away. I have passed your way a few times, especially when one of our church families was living in Rode Heath.
     
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    Doesn't being from Belfast disqualify her? :)
     
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    My Grandmother used to live between Rode Heath and Scholar Green - now that's what you call in the sticks! She lives in the great metropolis of Alsager now :)
     
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    Nah, anybody from the U.K. can stand and of course Belfast is classed as UK.

    The Labour candidate is going to be the late Gwyneth Dunwoody's daughter who lives in Wales. The Conservative candidate is from Tarporley (an affluent village between Crewe and Chester) so it remains to be seen if anyone who actually lives in the constituency will stand.
     
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    Sorry, private (and probably poor attempt at a) joke between Ulsterman and me :).
     
  11. Ulsterman

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    No, it only compliments her charm, as my wonderful wife will tell you. (That's an extra round of toast for me in the morning!)
     
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    I love Alsager. I am thinking of moving that way if the Lord should ever allow.
     
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    Well, her accent alone would convince me :).
     
  14. Born_in_Crewe

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    I quite like Alsager, but there's too many Stoke City fans there for my liking ;)
     
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    "Sorry, private (and probably poor attempt at a) joke between Ulsterman and me :)."(posted by C4K)

    Ha Ha Roger ! .......... was it a bit like ...... I`m not British !!!!! I`m WELSH
    ................. especially when speaking about RUGBY .......... (well, this year, anyway ;) )
    Gwyneth
     

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