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On the hustings

Politics is a gum old do for Uncle Joe, Hebert and the gang in the race to be elected mayor

Written by . Published on March 27th 2012.

On the hustings

Joe 1  Joe Anderson's bid to become Liverpool's first elected mayor was going well, but his team was worried about his grumpy image compared to that of his ever smiling arch rival, Herbert the hairdresser. How could they get Joe to smile more for the cameras and secure those extra votes?

It was decided that he needed a makeover.
But was there time to do it?

How could they mach the flamboyance of
Herbert and that damned winning smile?

Joe 2

Joe's campaign team, refused to be beaten. Surely with a little work, they could get Joe to smile more.

But could they do it in time for the election?

They didn't have to worry about Foghorn Leggarty or the Greens....

Joe 4

And as for Phil Redmond....well, had he decided yet if he was going to stand? It had after all been a leap year, had he not been asked about another Scouse Wedding plan?

Joe 3

But next morning, Joe was needed down at the Pier Head, for a
special photo shoot.....

Joe 5


Had they done enough to improve Joe's image in just 24 hours? It seemed they had....

Joe 6


Did Herbert have a spare set of teeth to get back on the hustings? Had Joe Anderson bitten off more than Herbert could now chew?

 Will Phil Redmond raise his eyebrows or set them free into the wild?

 The race for Liverpool's elected mayor is on............like it or not.

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AnonymousMarch 27th 2012.

Great this, sums up what the whole soddin thing is all about. God help us all. I'd sooner us have Count Arthur Strong as Mayor.

John Lennon AirportMarch 27th 2012.

"Above us only bees..." Fantastic

AnonymousMarch 27th 2012.

If only the Mayoral race had as much substance as this column.

AnonymousMarch 27th 2012.

Tony Mulhearn is standing, so it's back to the drawing board for a 'stop press' addition Professor. Mulhearn, one time President of Liverpool Labour Party in the roaring 80s, is standing for Mayor as an anti-cuts candidate in the name of TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

1 Response: Reply To This...
EditorialMarch 27th 2012.

Thanks, we knew that. But there's always a next time....

AnonymousMarch 27th 2012.

Telling it like it is. Superb article, Professor and LC

Julie PolandMarch 27th 2012.

I am really disappointed in this article, as once again you have chosen not to mention the best candidate, Professor Yaffle Chucklebutty. He is the only real threat to Uncle Joe and yet the editorial staff keep pretending he is not even standing!
His facebook support page can be found here.

Julie PolandMarch 27th 2012.

By the way Prof, how come you get to write for LC and yet this was my idea?! Huh

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Prof ChucklebuttyMarch 27th 2012.

Well when faced with the embarrassing spectacle of somebody begging and pleading, constantly messaging you and crying down the phone for days on end, they eventually gave in and said, "alright send us your bleedin' cartoons"

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