Saturday, 29 October 2016

Ten Years On

10 years ago, I tried and failed to be elected to the Fabian Executive Committee.

Of the 15 successful candidates, one is now the Mayor of London, the one who topped the poll is now on Strictly Come Dancing, and the one who came third has since been to prison.


  1. Many years ago, didn't Hilary Armstrong and N*il F*em*ng stop you from standing for the Labour Party's NEC?

    1. Oh, yes. No matter how much support you had organised around the country (which, though I say so myself, was no mean feat in those far less digital days), you had and have to be nominated by your own Constituency Labour Party. And those two were having none of that where I was concerned.