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Saillaw
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:24
I'm just mindful of Tony 's first term when Labour didn't expect the majority they got and ended up with some MP's that they wouldn't have selected if they thought they were actually going to be elected.

I also saw Vince Cable is making a comeback which sounds a bit like someone getting a reserve standby candidate list out of a dusty filing cabinet.
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:28
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I find it curious that each party has 100s of people on their lists all of whom who can stop work at the drop of hat to campaign for a month.
I am Cyprian
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:34
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Vince is well-known, so that's about 4000 votes straight off the bat.
Saillaw
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:34
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Who are also able to take up a new job that they might or might not get in six weeks' time. I'd end up being forced to work out my notice period and making my maiden speech a couple of months after the election.
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:58
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If you get elected to Parliament, you just tell them to stuff their notice period, surely?
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:59
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but the main point is that most of them will not get elected - are they quitting their jobs or just lucky enough to be in a job where they can take a sabbatical at the drop of a hat?
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:02
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saillaw, unless you are a very high flying exec most employers would not bother enforcing notice periods - especially if you had just become an MP - in any event, rightly or wrongly many MPs combine work with being an MP - Osborne was going to be editor of the ES...
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:03
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I did raise this with my employer actually, which said it would be happy for me to take unpaid leave if I became a prospective Parliamentary candidate. Decided I cba though.
strutter
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:48
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laz has already bought his plane ticket in order to be on one of these lists

It must be true because he posted it on here on tuesday