Funeral wreaths ordered for Labour’s (very much alive) Rochdale candidate

WreathsSomething is rotten in the Rochdale Constituency Labour Party.  A local Lib Dem supporter in Rochdale has pointed me in the direction of Private Eye, which covers a quite extraordinary story of bullying and intimidation.

Simon Danczuk, Labour’s Parliamentary Prospective Candidate in Rochdale (sitting MP: Lib Dem Paul Rowen), received an anonymous phone call prior to his selection warning him that if he pursued his candidacy his “body parts would be strewn across the M6 motorway.” Clearly no coward, Mr Danczuk stood and won.

The upshot of which is that he stepped out of his front door recently to find a six-foot cross, and a wreath spelling out his name “gangland funeral style”, as Private Eye puts it.  Going on to say that whoever is intimidating the candidate is “thick as well as sick”, Private Eye suggests that the wreaths were ordered with a credit card – so someone may be having their collar felt soon enough. It’ll be interesting to see if that ‘someone’ is a member of Rochdale’s Labour party.

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