Monday, April 04, 2011

When Jonathan Ashworth became Jon Ashworth

Yesterday I noted that Labour's candidate in the Leicester South by-election had metamorphosised from Jonathan Ashworth to Jon Ashworth.

I am reliably informed that this transformation took place halfway through Labour's internal selection process.

1 comment:

Paul Leake said...

He went by both at university, with Jonathan making him easier to distinguish from the principal at St Aidan's College, Durham, John Ashworth who he had to work closely with as a student unionist.

Paul - who remembers him well as a political opponent in Durham Students Union, but a damned good representative.