A vaguely local figure appeared in the Evening Standard yesterday. They reported speculation that Rupa Huq might end up as the Labour candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow, George Galloway’s seat. Local you ask? Kind of.
The local bit is that she is a governor at Little Ealing Primary School which happens to be the school where I am a governor too. We both started at the same time last autumn.
She stood as a Labour candidate in the Chesham & Amersham seat in May 2005 where she came 3rd with 14% of the vote. I think that counts as a sound kicking. I guess the reason that Rupa, Cambridge-educated, Labour BYT, is a school governor in the Ealing Southall constituency is pretty obvious – see Monday’s posting.
Rupa is an academic, a sociology lecturer at Kingston. Her area seems to be yoof culture. I thought it was a bit seventies being a sociology lecturer but it looks like she is retraining as a media studies lecturer so I guess that is progress.
Rupa has her own blog so make your own mind up.