Good men used to win in Islington. Or rather, Goodman did.
Albert Goodman was the most recent Conservative MP to have been elected by the voters of Islington North to the House of Commons. It happened in the 1931 General Election.
Labour was split. The Liberals were split. The Conservative Party won 470 of the 625 seats. O rosy dawn.
Tory PM 1931
There is a new Conservative movement in Islington. It's being added to one blog at a time. Newmania led the way. King Arthur's in support. Other good men and women are following fast. Surely the moment when the opposition splits, 1931-style, is only a short time away. Watch this space...
"Once back here I got to thinking - 'how do I get out of this?' Perhaps the really haunting spectre is that I would have to turn my back on the lake, and the prospect of the sword." Alan Clark, Diaries - 19th May 1999