Alan Johnson backs Plaid candidate

Alan Johnson (or whichever loon does his IT) has sent a letter of support to a Plaid Cymru candidate.

Carolyn Edwards, who is fourth on the South Wales West regional list, was shocked when she received an email from the aspiring deputy prime minister entitled 'Good Luck in Neath & Port Talbot':

With the elections just around the corner I wanted to email and wish you well.

Just like you, I'll be spending a few extra quid on shoe leather over the next week or so and will share with you the unenviable delight of aching feet at the end of each day between now and May 3 rd. But never lose sight of why we do this. We do it because we're the ones with the ideas and policies that make a real difference to the lives of millions of people in this country.

As Secretary of State I know that we have successfully driven standards forward in education throughout every region. We could only do that with unprecedented investment and an unfaltering belief that every child should reach their full potential. More than most, that is an achievement that I'm immensely proud of.

I know the amount of hard work that goes into your campaign. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be out and about matching that effort up and down the country. If you can think of anything that I can do to help the election campaign in your area – no matter how small - then please let me know and I'll try and help.

Yesterday, rumours were rife about a possible Plaid-Labour partnership after May 3rd. Although I'd still say it was a little premature for the Education Secretary to be actively endorsing Plaid candidates! Perhaps Alan Johnson has the same sources as Vaughan Roderick?

(hat tip Bethan Jenkins)

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posted by Blamerbell @ 9:30 am,


At 10:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on. Doesn't David Taylor do Alan Johnson's IT? ie Leighton Andrews nat-hating researcher.

David Taylor closet nat? hahaha

At 10:12 am, Blogger Ian said...

You'll be calling Leighton a socialist next!

At 10:17 am, Blogger Left Field said...

As I said on Bethan's blog, Harriet Harman made the same mistake earlier this year.

At 10:18 am, Anonymous Lllyr said...

David Taylor, working for Leighton Andrews, seem to spend his life setting up stupid websites to attack other people - Arsembly in particular, but also the hateful NatWatch. Misue of public funds? And an AM involved in libelling the Presiding Officer? Heavy stuff! At least this email is polite!

At 9:42 pm, Anonymous Daran said...

If you're going to hat-tip Bethan, make sure the link works :)

At 11:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, it did work a few hours ago, Daran, but she pulled the article from her blog....

...I wonder why....

At 11:18 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

Well, I shan't bother hat tipping people in future if they're just going to take their bloody hats off.


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