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Title: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: bradshaw on October 01, 2019, 08:42:12 am
Chris Loder of SWR has been announced as the prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset.

The current MP is Sir Oliver Letwin who announced his retirement some time ago

https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17937327.chris-loder-new-conservative-parliamentary-candidate-west-dorset/


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: RichardB on October 01, 2019, 09:09:03 am
Congratulations to Chris.  That's some achievement. 

Barring an electoral earthquake (which can't be written off in the current climate), he will be the next MP.  Has a senior railway manager been elected as an MP before? 


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: johnneyw on October 01, 2019, 12:26:23 pm
Has a senior railway manager been elected as an MP before? 


George Hudson?


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: didcotdean on October 01, 2019, 01:05:16 pm
Daniel Gooch


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: bignosemac on October 01, 2019, 03:36:30 pm
Robert Stephenson.


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: Red Squirrel on October 01, 2019, 05:32:04 pm
Boris Johnson


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: johnneyw on October 01, 2019, 05:50:15 pm
Boris Johnson?  Or are we playing "odd man out" here?
If not, I'll take the bait!


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: Red Squirrel on October 01, 2019, 05:51:50 pm
Boris Johnson?  Or are we playing "odd man out" here?
If not, I'll take the bait!

Who said anything about Boris Johnson? Certainly not me!


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: johnneyw on October 01, 2019, 08:25:19 pm
Ah wait yes, Boris Johnson, the wrong answer?


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: RichardB on October 01, 2019, 10:30:53 pm
Robert Stephenson.

Anyone more recent than Robert Stephenson, Hudson and Gooch? 


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: johnneyw on October 01, 2019, 10:42:46 pm
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Well, an "also ran" was the rail journalist Christian Woolmar who stood for Labour in a no hope seat. Does that count?

Went to a talk of his organised by the Vale of Berkeley Railway a few years back. Very nice chap.


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: RichardB on October 01, 2019, 11:38:14 pm
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Well, an "also ran" was the rail journalist Christian Woolmar who stood for Labour in a no hope seat. Does that count?

Went to a talk of his organised by the Vale of Berkeley Railway a few years back. Very nice chap.

I was thinking about people who actually got elected (with no disrespect to Christian Wolmar). 


Title: Re: Chris Loder, prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset
Post by: bradshaw on October 05, 2019, 10:01:12 am
Chris is out and about campaigning in Beaminster this morning



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