Some excellent, heart-warming news has just emerged from Wallasey’s Leasowe Ward. The big cheese who’s been stood astride this working class stronghold for the last 22 years – yes, we know it feels like much longer – has been democratically voted out as Leasowe Councillor candidate at a recent selection meeting.
So it’s out with Ron Abbey and in with Karl Greaney.
Ron is the local Labour Council’s Chief Whip, no less. He’s a long-term public servant, predating even his hero Tony Blair’s entry to Downing Street, but will soon become a helluva lot poorer than Tony as his lifestyle takes an unplanned hit and he loses many thousands of pounds per year in public money.
As a result, he’s absolutely fuming and making us all aware of his unhappiness via happy to oblige, captured, sensationalising local newspapers. He’s also been busy himself, in his own inimitable words, on Twitter…
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