Danczuk’s seasonal offering shows him posing in front of the clock tower of Big Ben, with the soothing words “Christmas is a time for celebration and reflection, but also to look forward to the New Year and a fresh start [my emphasis] … As I prepare for another busy year both here and in Parliament, you have my commitment that I will always have Rochdale’s best interests at heart”. There is more.
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On top of that, there is the heavy hint, by talking of looking “forward to the New Year and a fresh start”, that all those rumours of him jumping ship and either joining another party, or deciding to become an Independent, the representative of Himself, might after all have had some substance behind them. And that combination is what has angered many in the constituency who have previously campaigned for him.