I HAVE been amazed and somewhat gratified by the speed with which the Labour parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, Bassam Mahfouz, has put new stories about his local activities on to his website.
My letter to the Gazette pointing out the lack of any details of local activity has clearly galvanised Mr Mahfouz. I have never before experienced such power over a politician.
However, on a less positive note, I thought it rather sad that he had to write such a self laudatory letter to last week's Gazette, making all sorts of claims about his leadership qualities and the like.
If the things he says about himself are true, I'm surprised residents are not queuing up to say these things, rather than the candidate telling us himself.
STEPHEN MCMANUS Ealing