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Loose lips sink ships

I am much obliged to A, the internet, B, News Group and C, big-mouthed Tamsin Kneafsey-Dunwoody for this interview:

TKD: "She's an old-style campaigner, whereas I've learnt newer techniques in terms of targeting key voters and working out what the result is going to be....The thing she's drilled into me is the importance of the constituency. Both of us see that it's important to have a relationship with the electorate that is based on the person as much as the party. Watching the way she did it has helped me to realise the importance of building up your base". (She has no connection to the place and was parachuted in)

GD: "I do wish that Tamsin had come to Westminster rather than the Welsh Assembly. I'm not supposed to say that - it's the one thing we really disagree on. This is the power base where she could have made a contribution. She will contribute very well down there, but it is a smaller arena. So I don't like her decision on that - but I do understand it".

One might note that Dunwoody fille was not always so ashamed of her husband's name, and googling Tamsin Kneafsey or Tamsin Kneafsey Dunwoody lands right on the money.

So, more findings:

"Asked for her aspirations for the assembly she wants to continue to improve the economy and raise the profile of the assembly in Wales". Source. This was when she lived in a part of Crewe called Haverfordwest

Apparently she is in Burke's, although I only have that on hearsay.

Meanwhile, on Betfair the Tories are at 1.2 to win the by-election and TKD is at 5.6.

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Anonymous Zeno said... 8:09 pm

She is indeed in Burke's Peerage, as a quick search of their website confirms.

She was educated at 'Grey Coat Hosp Westminster' (source: Burke's) which, although not a school with which I'm familiar, doesn't sound like a state comprehensive.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:47 pm

I googled same, and it is a comp now, but 40 years ago?  



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