|I made a boo-boo and now am retreating|
At the time of writing my last post I believed I was writing fact.
When I was young I was taught, by my police Sergeant Grandfather taught me three tricks for investigation.
1. Rarely ask questions, you can learn more from just listening.
2. If you hear something once it is a rumour, twice coincidence, three times there is something in it.
The third thing he taught me, that was backed up by my History degree is always have evidence to back up your claims.
I have been reliably informed by Cllr Vince Maple (leader of the Medway Labour group), Cllr Tristan Osborne (Labour's press officer) and three activists that, and here comes the embarrassing part, Isaac Igwe has not been selected as Rochester & Strood's Labour candidate. At the time of writing they have no candidate yet.
I'd heard the rumour from three separate sources but hey - we all make mistakes.
So sorry for causing confusion, especially to Alan Collins, who based his blogpost on my faulty intel and also to Mark Reckless himself who contacted me to verify my claims.
Whether or not Isaac is the candidate or not is fairly irrelevant at this stage. Should Polls stay the same and barring a political disaster my prediction will stay the same for the same reasons. I am relieved that my reasoning has been supported by Alan Collins' predictive computer programme, if you've not read his post you really should.
Of course no one but my wife claims to be infallible and it is entirely possible that with the right candidate, enough hard work and campaigning then we could see Rochester & Strood go Gold...