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« 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/
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« Reply #1 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? 
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 12:26:23 pm »

Has a senior railway manager been elected as an MP before? 


George Hudson?
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 01:05:16 pm »

Daniel Gooch
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 03:36:30 pm »

Robert Stephenson.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 05:32:04 pm »

Boris Johnson
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« Reply #6 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!
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« Reply #7 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!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 08:25:19 pm »

Ah wait yes, Boris Johnson, the wrong answer?
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 10:30:53 pm »

Robert Stephenson.

Anyone more recent than Robert Stephenson, Hudson and Gooch? 
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« Reply #10 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.
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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). 
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2019, 10:01:12 am »

Chris is out and about campaigning in Beaminster this morning
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