Welcome to Barry's Blog and my ramblings on various current events and family news.
Friday, 10 October 2014
Stormy waters for the "main" political parties
The by-election results make interesting reading. I know that
by-elections are not always a good guide to general election "form" as
people often vote knowing that the result will not change the governing
party. Whilst the result in Clacton was expected as Douglas Carswell was by
all accounts a good constituency MP; the fact that UKIP came so close
in Heywood and Middleton will worry the Labour party. We live in
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for nearly 47 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was four in April 2017 and he now has a sister, Georgia, born on 29 December 2017.
I am ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my fifth year of ministry.