I see that Peter Smallbone is no longer sharing the love of the Tory party for the people of Ladywood. Realising that his chances of ever getting elected in that ward are slightly less than the odds of Clare Short rejoining the Cabinet, he's moved on. Rather than be a minor irritation to Sir Albert & Co, he's now after Richard Bashford in Quinton.
Now, the lucky people of Quinton are the target of one of the new breed of Toryboys that seem to be infesting our city. Check out his blog for the latest news on Peter's whereabouts and also an interesting picture showing him doing some verge maintenance in Quinton. Good to see the Tories taking a practical approach to a photo opportunity, with Len Clark in particular dressed for gardening action in a suit and tie. It is also good to see that everything in Erdington is coming up roses, as Gareth, their newest councillor in that ward finds time to do some gardening on the other side of the city.