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Barack’s bandwagon full to brim

PUBLISHED: 14:29 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 25 August 2010

EVERYBODY loves a winner.

EVERYBODY loves a winner.

And even though the winner is across the Atlantic, that hasn't stopped your humble constituency MP from jumping on the American presidential bandwagon.

First on the record, via his website, was David Evennett saying: "Barack Obama must be congratulated on his historic victory and for his energetic campaign, and I wish him well.

"This was one of the most intense and hard-fought presidential elections in living memory. America voted for change, and I believe that Britain similarly wants a change.

"We have a Labour Government that has failed in many areas over the last 11 years, and is responsible for many of our economic and social problems.

"The message from this election is clear: it's time for change."

But his Obama love did not impress Labour parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Howard Dawber who 'did a Chris Huhne' and accused him of 'flip-flopping'.

Dawber said: "Evennett proudly boasted of his links with Senator John McCain a few months ago in March 2008.

Now he is trying to claim that he supported Barack Obama all along."

And the most embarrassing bit of politicking: "Unlike the local Conservatives, four of our local members actually went to volunteer with the Obama campaign."

"America voted for a change.

"It's time for change, David Evennett is right.

"The change we need is to change the council and to change our inconsistent parliamentary representative.


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