The Dame has picked this very pertinent comment out concerning the dreadful Read
"It is inconceivable that Stanley Ward is considering ex Cllr Read as their shoe in for disgraced ex Leader Pooter Cockle. This guy is an opportunist. Last week he stood against Cllr Mills to become the new Chairman of the Conservative Association. The first job of the new Chairman is to oversee the totally unexpected and surprise appointment of a new Parliamentary candidate for Kensington, following the resignation of Sir Malcolm Rifkind. At the Association AGM all those present who intended to put their names forward as a replacement for Sir Malcolm were asked to absent themselves from the discussion of the election arrangements. Read was one of those who left the room - while still standing for Chairmanship of the Association!
If Read had been elected Chairman he would have had to stand down immediately since he would have been conflicted by his decision to stand in parallel for Westminster. He did not have the decency and common sense to withdraw his bid to be Chairman. Sheer selfishness and hypocrisy.
Not a worthy person to represent the residents of Stanley"