Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Two Tough Interviews and an Assessment."

Getting on the Tory A-list is a tough business - just ask Gillingham's very own A-lister* Reh Chishti.

To be able to have the honour of saying you are an A-lister* takes "two tough interviews and an assessment."

Interesting way of putting it Reh...especially when you consider The Yorkshire Post's recent report on your Parliamentary Assessment Panel. The Yorkshire Post claim you failed your first assessment panel.

But hey - that's not so bad, right? Everyone deserves another chance.

A second assessment panel was organised and "phew!" Reh is through and free to look for a seat.

And there's the problem. It would appear that under Conservative rules our Reh should have been made to wait 12 months before being allowed a re-sit - not the mere few weeks Reh had to wait out.

I'm guessing they had to act quick in case he decided to pack his bags and chance his arm with the Lib Dems.

But apparently this is not the way to win friends in the Party. One dis-gruntled Tory party member commented: "I don’t see why people who have worked for the Conservative Party for years should be pushed to one side to make way for somebody who has been working against the party for years. Everyone should be treated equally."

It's okay Reh...we still love you here at Medway Tory Watch.

* I keep on saying that Reh is an A-lister. He is, infact, really a B-lister. He never made it onto the first batch of A-list candidates.

But let's not quibble, eh? No seat, didn't win Dragon's Den and that terrible sporting injury curtailed his promising athletic career.
To point that out he is really a B-lister would be just plain petty!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article is so old news.....and this website is devoted to one person......why??

10:21 pm  
Blogger Tory Watcher said...

Sorry...we've been meaning to say something about this since The Post published their story and did wonder if anyone would pull us up on being out of date.
However, there may be some people out there who didn't know the story and we just making sure we've covered all Reh's stories.
As to why one person...it's just the way it's gone.
Hopefully, we won't be doing another Reh story for a while and will go back to pointing out the failings our Medway Tory Council.

10:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is "A listing" candidates such a priority for the Conservatives? They accuse Labour of Spin but this is exactly the same thing maybe worse. I can understand policies being presented in their best light and the benefits to them being pointed out but how is it best to instruct local branches how to select a candidate who may NOT be the best choice and is only being selected on how far their nose is up David Cameron's bum!!!!!

9:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


SO this "blog" is just a Labour propoganda site. The link to labour website prove it. Is this your childbrain oops i mean brainchild Adam ?


3:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this Adam's website?

11:05 am  

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