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Friday, June 23, 2006

Hide and seek in the Lords

Labour are particularly sensitive about the fate of their losing candidate in the Blaenau Gwent constituency in last year's General Election.

Having imposed Maggie Jones on the Blaenau Gwent Labour Party through an all-woman shortlist, they saw the constituency turn independent by 9,000 votes.

Now with only days to go to a by-election that could well give them back the seat the last thing they need is Maggie Jones reappearing on the scene wearing ermine.

As a result it has now been announced that she will not be introduced to the House of Lords until after next week's by-election even though she was due to take her seat there next Tuesday - two days before the double by-election to replace the late Mr Law.

A Labour spokesman said, 'This matter has nothing to do with the Blaenau Gwent by-election.'

Yeh, right!
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