If new Kingstanding councillor Gary Sambrook was a bit of a prat when he was at school, he hasn’t changed.

Meet Gary Sambrook, he’s just been elected as Tory Councillor for Kingstanding, after quite a few goes. Congratulations, Gary. His mates made him a song.

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He seems to be attracted to road signs.

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When he was at school, back in 2006 he created an account on Wikipedia*, which is very public spirited. To contribute to the sharing of human knowledge is very Big Society and I bet Dave would like to call him up to congratulate him.

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I mean, they’re both big fans of the Internet and they know how to work it. But Gary only ever uploaded one thing to Wikipedia. His bio**.:

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He uploaded it on 11 October 2006 and gave his stated aim as ridding “the world of left wing scumbags”.  But come now, “left wingers” they are horrible: Stalin, Mao, the Baader Meinhof gang etc, he must have had a point. Except, in 2006, at that point in history the most famous “left wing scumbag” in the world would have been this man:

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But, let’s be fair to Gary we all do stupid things when we’re kids. And yes, he did go back and edit that bio a couple of days later:

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But only to capitalise the word Conservative. Still, he must regret that rash statement now, eh? He must have grown up.

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Nope.  He even thinks he achieved his goal.

With Labour in a comfortable majority in Birmingham, with the Labour party nationally way ahead in the polls. And, God bless him, Tony Benn still alive — how’s that goal going Gary?

Gary Sambrook,  we think you have a little bit of growing up to do.

 

*We’re taking his response to the Eva Philips tweet as an admission that he did create the account himself.

*A bio on Wikipedia is the something you create yourself if you would like to edit pages (or entries). Gary doesn’t have a page on Wikipedia, that’s restricted to notable people.

 

By Howard Wilkinson

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus.

Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus.

Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.

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