Glyn, Goodbye and Good Luck
Friday, May 04, 2007
From inside the BBC's election hub there has been universal cross-party, cross-media sadness that Glyn Davies has been the unfortunate victim of the Conservatives' success in the Mid and West Wales region. It's a sentiment sure to be echoed in Plaid, Labour and Lib Dem HQ. There cannot have been a more respected politician in the Senedd during the last four years.
Gaining Preseli was always on the cards for the Conservatives. But Carmarthen West was an outside shot. It should have been Plaid's. It wasn't, and the Tories paid dearly on the list.
Glyn's blog and his attitude towards politics in general are a credit to his profession. Indeed, Glyn's honesty and frankness set him apart from his peers. Even on the last day of campaigning he stayed true to his principles and would not speak ill of the Polish immigrants in his constituency in order to earn a few cheap, slimy votes.
Glyn, you will be missed. And I sincerely hope you continue to blog. As long as it's not about gardening.
posted by Blamerbell @ 8:05 am,
- At 8:18 am, Marcusian said...
Its a shame that characters like Glyn wont be around. I wish you all the best, your blog has given me some giggles and even some begrudging nods of approval at times!
Tis a shame
- At 8:27 am, Blamerbell said...
I think it's hear hear... but I echo the sentiment.
- At 8:48 am, said...
Yes, we liked Glyn very much, and he's a loss to his party and us.
- At 9:11 am, Marcusian said...
I NEED CAFFEINE!!!
- At 9:16 am, Valleys Mam said...
that is a shame may be Glyn can find another slot any bye elections comming up sad that Dylan didnt get in either
Amazing to me that total twps ar in...... that dreadful woman in Torfaenand nodding gwenda and class acts are out
How come with such a low percentage of the vote Labour are Lording it yet again
Oh and hello Blamms in Berkshire
- At 10:27 am, said...
If Plaid and the Tories have any sense they will let Labour and Lib Dems form a coalition. The total twps in the Labour party will learn nothing from this electin. They will blame any defeats on Blair and believe that they held on because of their own political prowess. How any one with the ability of Irene James is an assembly member defies logic. The next few years will be difficult for the assembly as the next CSR begins to have an effect on public spending. The trick is to harry the Labour administration and embarrass the Lib Dems with a bill on PR in local government. If Labour get elected in the UK in 20009/10 then in 2011 seats such as Bridgend and the Vale will fall to the opposition. In both seats there is anti Labour majority which is divided. The Tories were not helped by weak candidates this time. Plaid should also use the time to rebuild its valley organisation and work on the voters who have deserted Labour but will not vote Tory at any price and this time supported the independents. Things can only get worse for Labour over the next 4 years with a destabilising leadership election around the corner in 2009.
- At 10:46 am, said...
Eto, clywch clywch.
Siom fwyaf yr ymgyrch i mi. Mae profiad a chyfraniad fel un Glyn yn brin yn y Bae, a dweud y lleiaf.
- At 10:47 am, said...
Yes, I am sad that Glyn won't be there either. I voted Plaid. I would like to have seen DJE there too.....and of course Wigley.
- At 10:50 am, said...
Agree totally - it's a crying shame that Glyn is no longer in the Senedd. Wales' fledgling democracy cannot afford to lose one of the few members of any calibre. Especially when you see some of the ones still there and some of the new ones....