I had day away from my PC yesterday so I missed a lot of London and Ealing stories. The most trivial was the one that surprised me the most. Apparently our MP has been promoted onto the lowest rung of government. He will be Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Treasury and the Home Office, Phil Woolas MP, who has responsibility for Borders and Immigration. See Ealing Times report here.
For a guy who was a councillor for 25 years or so without any achievements to his name Gordon Brown has clearly spotted some latent talent that the Ealing Labour group was never able to identify. I can only imagine that the PM thinks that Sharma will act as a dead weight that will slow the accident prone Woolas down.
Maybe now that Sharma has three jobs he will give up his council seat. As far as I know he has not roused himself to attend a council meeting since he made a one off appearance at a scrutiny panel in July.