There was no hustings in Erith & Thamesmead this evening for
are not absolutely clear. However Anna Firth, the Conservative candidate and
Teresa Pearce her Labour counterpart were at The Link to apologise to any voters who
might not have heard the bad news. In the event there was no more than five or
six who didn’t know the event was off.
Teresa had brought along her husband and a couple of councillors but Anna had come alone from Sevenoaks (†) which I thought was very courageous. I was rather relieved because I was not looking forward to having to mingle with some of her supporters but Anna is always friendly.
I find both Teresa and Anna to be delightful ladies and do not detect any hint of animosity between them. Teresa must be a little upset at being called “difficult” but both candidates are as mystified as each other over where that came from.
There is no evidence that Anna had a hand in it, I feel sure she didn’t, but maybe she is not fully up to speed on how Bexley Tories operate.
If you are fed up with this subject may I suggest you take a look at the Thamesmead Grump? He has made fun of most of the election candidates. After what has been going on here today I found it to be a very welcome relief.
† I really must learn to remember that Anna Firth may be a Sevenoaks District councillor but she lives only a short distance beyond the Bromley borough boundary.