Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Made it through.

"I can confirm that one of you has secured over 50% of the votes". It was the Chairman of the Montgomeryshire Association opening up the formal bit after the count had been completed at tonight's Open Primary to choose the Conservative candidate for the next General Election. Matthew Groves, my opponent was on the edge of his seat, wondering which of us this 'one' was. I just said, "Of course one of us has won over 50%of the votes. There are only two of us." Which makes me ask myself what would have happened if it had been a dead heat. I'll make enquiries tomorrow.

Anyway the Chairman and the 'enforcer' from Central Office, otherwise known as Vince looked at me with blank expressions and carried on "and that person is Glyn Davies". Great news for me and disappointing news for Mathew. In passing, I thought he was a really terrific bloke. I hope he gets a winnable seat. Now its Lembit Opik's 7173 majority that's in my sights. Good night all round - so Mrs D opened (and we finished) a bottle of 'champers' as Dame Jennifer Smith, ex-Prime Minister of Bermuda calls it. Feeling great and off to bed - have to be up at 4.00 and in London for 9.00 tomorrow. That is hellish - but I refuse to be deflated. Westminster, here we come.

18 comments:

gwe said...

Llongyfarchiadau Glyn. What will you do if there's a spap election in the Autumn? :)

Ordovicius said...

Congrats Glyn. You fully deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Llongyfarchiadau Glyn. Well deserved and I am looking forward to giving you a hand when the time comes. We will say goodbye to Mr Opik.

Paul Davies AM

Alwyn ap Huw said...

Llongyfarchiadau mawr Glyn.

Haerllyg bydda imi dymuno pob lwc iti, ond gobeithio gei di llawer mwy o lwc na chaiff Lembo ac ymgeisydd y Blaid lafur:-)

Anonymous said...

Llongyfarchiadau- roedd o'n broces ddiddorol tu hwnt. Yes, he wasn't a bad sort of chap, the Other One, in his place, but his place is not here. I felt a bit sorry for him as I thought he looked like someone who didn't have a role at a coronation. Looking forward to an interesting campaign. Your candicacy was the talk of Cann Office last night, and in a good way. Hwyl fawr Myfanwy

Valleys Mam said...

Just saw you on the tele -well done Good news for Montgomeryshire and we have to keep you busy.
lets Hope theres a snap election

cllr john jenkins said...

Congrats Glyn. Look forward to the BBC crossing to Welshpool for the result of the Montgomeryshire count at the next Election!!!

One of only two "Con Gains" I will be hoping for (the other being Swindon South, three if my mate is re-selected in Feltham and Heston!!!).

Look forward to seeing you on them green benches and whatever you do... never volunteer to go on Have I Got News For You!!!

Nick said...

Congratulations Glyn.

Savonarola said...

Well done. I confirm my pledge of £1000 for your campaign. You must provide me with payment instructions when appropiate. I see no contact details for you on this site.

Christopher Glamorgan said...

Congratulations Glyn, much deserved, and very costly for me - I now have to move house in order to be eligible to vote.

Hmm, I wonder how many votes you'll pick up from Labour and Plaid supporters...

Daran said...

"Feeling great and off to bed - have to be up at 4.00 and in London for 9.00 tomorrow. That is hellish - but I refuse to be deflated. "

Presumably such early starts in that direction are the objective of your endeavours?

You continue to make politics interesting Glyn

Left Field said...

Congratulations.

Westminster's gain will definately be the Assembly's loss.

Montgomeryshire Witness said...

Well it's like a roll of honour looking at your blog comments on this Glyn. May I pass on my congratulations and please note my blog comments. I'm looking forward to this 'battle' of the good, the bad and the.... Well I'm not sure who's who, but we'll soon find out. Oh, and I'll be watching you all the way, along with Mr Opik, wherever he is!
Montgomeryshire Witness.

Roman Jones said...

Congratulations Glyn.

You are the man to return Montgomeryshire from the clutches of the Yellow Peril.

Glyn Davies said...

This is embarrassing. But I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts

Glyn Davies said...

gwe - panic

Myfanwy - if the Cann Office is with me, I'm realy in business

savonarola - I would need to meet you and discuss things before I could accept any financial support so I'm told. Anyway, you have been so supportive that I would like to meet. My email is glyndavies_wales@hotmail.co.uk

daran - its the 4.00 that I object to. And we ex-colorectal cancer patients have to fit in a colonic irrigation session every 48 hours. A small price to pay - but it has to be fitted in

roman - I think of wasps as being the yellow peril - and I can't think of a reason for their existance either. (sort of joke rather than ugly politics) - in case Montg Witness thinks I'm turning nasty

Savonarola said...

Glyn

Email on the way. I would like to meet up. Understand regs must be followed.

Lisa Francis said...

Just tuned in and heard about your success last Wednesday night.

Many congratulations and all the best for the future.

Best wishes

Lisa