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Bonkers Blog May 2017

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17 May (Part 2) - Where’s Edward? Who is Edith?

Has anyone around here seen Edward Baxter, the Anna Firth substitute from Westminster?

He seems to have deserted the electorate and the normally loyal army of Erith & Thamesmead Tories seems to have deserted him. As far as I can discover the two foot soldiers pictured with him are from Eltham and in Eltham.

Maybe that is why his website says he will give a powerful voice to Bexleyheath and Greenwich. Erith and Thamesmead surely or Bexley and Greenwich at a pinch, but Bexleyheath and Greenwich? Absolutely no way.

It's what comes from parachuting a stranger into town.
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TweetAnd another thing. I suspect everyone local has occasionally winced at the pronunciation of Erith just as I do, as a one time Eastender, when I hear some people mangle Plaistow, but Edith is a new one on me.

It doesn’t look good does it?

Bring back Anna, all is forgiven, Philip Read too! I have a feeling Teresa will hit the headlines on 9th June for bucking the national trend.


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