Friday, May 8, 2015

Media luvvies in the election Part 1

Angie Bray - once an LBC reporter, and for years Tory broadcasting contact - is out in Ealing, replaced by Labour's Rupa Huq, sister of Konnie Huq, Mrs Charlie Brooker.

Clarence Mitchell, super-bouffant BBC reporter, then McCann family spokesman, made little headway for the Tories in Brighton Pavilion against the Green's Caroline Lucas.

Clive Lewis, who started with the BBC as a security guard, and became Look East's political reporter, took Norwich South for Labour from the Libdems.

Neil Gray, who won Airdrie and Shotts for the SNP from Labour, spent four years as contract producer/reporter at BBC Radio Orkney.

Brendan O'Hara Brendan, who won Argyll & Bute for the SNP from the Libdems is an independent television producer. Among his credits - Comedy Connections and Movie Connections (BBC1), The Football Years (STV), Scotland’s Greatest Album (STV) and the Road To Referendum (STV).

Gloria DePiero, ex GMTV, retained her Ashfield seat for Labour, adding 7.3% to her 2010 vote.

Esther McVey, ex GMTV was ousted as Tory MP for Wirral West by Labour, after what she called a brutal campaign. She says she's not coming back to our screens other than as an MP.

Chris Davies, former estate agent and auctioneer, won Brecon and Radnor for the Tories from the Libdems. He moonlights as ring commentator at the Royal Welsh Show.

Delyth Evans, former World At One reporter, partner of Ed Richards, ex BBC and Ofcom, failed to make a dent for Labour in the Tory hold on Camarthen West & Pembrokeshire South.

Peter Heaton-Jones, who worked at BBC Essex and in the early years of Radio 5Live, has won Devon North for the Tories, previously safely held by former PR man Nick Harvey for the Libdems.

John Nicolson, former BBC Breakfast presenter, has won Dunbartonshire East for the SNP from the Libdems.

George Kerevan, who will be answering the East Lothian question for the SNP, worked as an associate editor at The Scotsman, and as a producer at What If?, a tv indie.

Mims Davies, who seems to have been a reporter for BBC Blast, a yoof arts initiative, won Eastleigh for the Conservatives from the Libdems. She likes "Spandau Ballet, Madonna and INXS !"

Tommy Sheppard, who won in Edinburgh East for the SNP, runs a number of Stand Comedy Clubs. He was a Scottish finalist in the heats of Masterchef 1996 (the Loyd Grossman era).

  • Clearly the constant waving of the "There's no money left" note did Liam Byrne no harm, returned in Birmingham Hodge Hill for Labour with 16% more votes than in 2010. 
  • The voters of Buckingham seemed to have little problem with supporting John Bercow - 64.5% share, up 17% on 2010.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Other people who read this.......