Here in Crewe we are not upmarket enough to even consider whether we have heard The First Cuckoo Of Spring. But we do know that the General Election campaign has begun in earnest, as the first fart of Prescott has most certainly been heard somewhere in the Nantwich Road area.
Yes, “Shagger” himself (“Traditional misbehaviour in a modern setting”) has breezed in to lend his bulk to David Williams’ effort to regain the seat for Labour. This has enabled Williams to get on the front page of the local free sheet, and he’s there again on Page 2, fortunately this time without Prezza.
Poor Edward Timpson has to be content with one appearance, on Page 13. The offices of the Crewe Guardian are not yet being bombarded with complaints from CCHQ, and this should not be seen as in any way indicative of the election result. Polls can go down as well as up.