Had my letter from a lot of celebrities today. I was really thrilled! Absolutely fab picture of Joanna Lumley and Colin Firth looking Darcyesque alongside.
They were all advising me to vote for AV. I bet you two years ago they didn’t know what AV was and, if they did, they didn’t like it! Now they’re all for it, it seems. It’s the best thing since sliced bread! We should all like AV because some of our best liked actors and actresses and ‘slebs’ do.
Well I like Ab Fab and Mr. Darcy and Baldrick too… Seeing him in the lineup I am reminded of a wise saying of Edmund Blackadder in an episode of Blackadder 3: “I like chops and sauce but I don’t ask their opinion!”
Seems appropriate somehow!
Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally.
Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.