Political

Crikey, I appear to know more about Liverpool than the new Labour candidate

A few days ago I blogged about the infighting in Liverpool Labour over the selection of Luciana Berger to be their Liverpool Wavertree candidate (majority: 2,911 over the Lib Dems) with Labour MP Peter Kilfoyle attacking her.

As the Liverpool Daily Post pointed out, some in Labour have complained that Luciana Berger is a “young southerner”. In fact, until selection in Liverpool she was one of the candidates for the Camden council elections in London.

So perhaps no surprise that another Liverpool paper, the Liverpool Echo, decided to put her to the test by asking four questions on matters dear to Liverpudlian hearts:

  • Who gave their name to Liverpool’s airport?
  • How many Mersey tunnels are there?
  • Who performed Ferry Cross the Mersey?
  • Who was Bill Shankly?

I’m not a Liverpudlian, I’ve only been to Liverpool a handful of times in my life, I’ve no intention of standing for election in Liverpool, I rarely fly, I don’t drive, I’m not much of a music fan, I’m only an intermittent football fan, I’ve not spent recent weeks wooing party members in Liverpool and none of the questions were about chocolate. However, even I scored three out of four.

Luciana Berger? She scored only two out of four. Ooops.

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