Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation.

The MP for the Whitgift Foundation

The MP for the Whitgift Foundation

First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election.

And now it is plain that Barfwell is far less appealing even than “Gorgeous” George Galloway.

Both MPs gave talks at Sutton’s Wallington County Grammar School in the last month.

But the video posted of Barfwell’s talk has attracted barely 5 per cent of the number of views on YouTube that the maverick Galloway has pulled in. Can Barfwell really be so much less popular, or interesting, than a man who was kicked out of the Labour Party by Tony Bliar?

To help redress the balance, therefore, here’s your chance to view the video of Sanderstead resident Barwell’s session at the Sutton grammar school (dutifully accompanied by his state-paid parliamentary bag-carrier, and council elections candidate, Mario Creatura), and make up your own mind…


By the way, don’t make too much of Ladbrokes’s Croydon Central odds… it’s a fairly feeble attempt at drumming up publicity for the bookmakers’ political betting operation, and as the saying goes, “the house always wins”. They have Labour (who will be represented by Sarah Jones) at 10/11 favourites and Barfwell at Evens. So Ladbrokes really can’t say who’s going to win, either.

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