MP Diane Abbott cuts out Gordon Brown

Labour election leaflet somehow omits to name-check the party leader

DURING HER WEEKLY TV love-ins with Michael Portillo on BBC1’s This Week politics show, E8’s MP Diane Abbott has refused to criticise Gordon Brown.

Today she let true feelings show. In a well-designed general-election Labour leaflet that popped through Hackney doors the Hackney North & Stoke Newington member failed even to mention the Prime Minister. Yep, our MP no longer wants to be associated in the voter’s mind with the leader of her party. Perhaps she could tell her supporters whom she backs to take over after what she presumably considers Brown’s doomed leadership has dumped Labour on to the Opposition benches.

Not even an acknowledgment, either, of the redrawing of the boundaries, that garnered a chunk of Meg Hillier’s Dalston constituency for her. As Loving Dalston reported in March 2010, no politicians bothered to explain this to the electorate, and Abbott’s still keeping schtum.

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  1. Actually, Diane has used a standard template – the same as has appeared in Hackney South and Islington. So it seems that the Labour party nationally doesn’t want to use Gordon Brown’s image!

    By the way, you’ll find that my election leaflets are much more original 😉 – but we’re keeping some of them under wraps just for a little while longer.

    On the boundary changes, it is interesting to note that the boundary may have moved, but Diane still doesn’t live in her constituency. Nor does Meg, for that matter. I do however. And I thought all politics was local??

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