1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Beauty queen runs in UK by-election

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Born_in_Crewe, May 5, 2008.

  1. Born_in_Crewe

    Born_in_Crewe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. Carolina Baptist

    Carolina Baptist Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    1
    Please excuse my American education.

    What is a "by-election"?
     
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    41,115
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Faith:
    Baptist

    Definition Here
     
  4. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    1
    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;)
     
  5. Born_in_Crewe

    Born_in_Crewe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0
    You're the nearest person to me I've met so far (geographically). I live in Sandbach, whereabouts in Stoke are you? :wavey:
     
  6. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    79
    Doesn't being from Belfast disqualify her? :)
     
  8. Born_in_Crewe

    Born_in_Crewe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 :)
     
  9. Born_in_Crewe

    Born_in_Crewe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  10. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    79
    Sorry, private (and probably poor attempt at a) joke between Ulsterman and me :).
     
  11. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    1
    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!)
     
  12. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    1
    I love Alsager. I am thinking of moving that way if the Lord should ever allow.
     
  13. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    79
    Well, her accent alone would convince me :).
     
  14. Born_in_Crewe

    Born_in_Crewe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0
    I quite like Alsager, but there's too many Stoke City fans there for my liking ;)
     
  15. Gwyneth

    Gwyneth <img src=/gwyneth.gif>

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Messages:
    4,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    "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
     
Loading...