As a giant fan of Private Eye’s local government column Rotten Boroughs, one of Scrapbook’s absolute favourite blogging perks is bringing provincial foolishness to a wider audience. It was thus most edifying to see this blog’s hatchet job thoughtful critique of Hyndburn Conservative Party gain traction online.

East Lancashire geezer at large and political progeny Conor Pope picked up the baton with this hilarious spoof of Location, Location, Location, which finds Sam Cudworth looking for a suitable property for aspirant Tory MP Karen Buckley. Cudworth’s deadpan delivery of “This property is available until May the 6th. You probably won’t need it after that” had this blogger rolling in the aisles:

Politico Al Jahom is very welcome to steal posts if his re-titling is as funny as this. Jahom isn’t the first to muse at the intersection between LOLCats and politics so thanks for inspiring this flattering rendering of the Hyndburn Council leader:

A local source been in touch and mentioned that the ever-vain Cllr Britcliffe Googles his own name on a regular basis. A Tory with such awareness of their online profile would be most interested to peruse this blog’s server logs: the “Hyndburn meltdown” post was visited over 20 times from CCHQ IP addresses.

As for Google, there’s nothing like a bit of search engine optimisation:

Hi there, Peter!

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  9. Cheers for the ping :o)

    If I may clarify though, I’m not Scottish.

    I’m an English supporter of Scottish independence.

    I don’t want my love of Scotland besmirched by West Lothian and Barnett any longer.


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