Good news, Peter Tatchell, the publicity seeking wannabe politician, is to stand in Oxford East at the next General Election. This is of course great news for the Lib Dems.
Peter Tatchell was the candidate in the famous Bermondsey by-election. He even wrote a book on the subject "The Battle of Bermondsey", in which he denigrated the Lib Dems obsession with pavement politics. he also had a massive effect on Labour voters with former socialists unable to put a cross next to his name.
What his standing will do is to focus people in on the constituency and ti will show how he stands absolutely no chance at all and it will put in sharp contrast his position and that of the Lib Dems who are set to win next time. For all the Green's local government success in Oxford, they have never translated this in to General Election votes, indeed, after the Greens had a taste of power in Oxford, it seems they have peaked and have seen their vote slip back in recent years.
So with only a couple of % between the Lib Dems and Labour, and the Greens in fourth, Tatchell yet again will be able to go to an election count safe in the knowledge that the Lib Dems have won.
P.S. Some of the anonymous posters making unsubstantiated comments are welcome to post under their real names, but if you are going to say things that cannot be justified, then go post to another blog, or alternatively, set up one of your own !