You’ll recall the BERMONDSEY BY-ELECTION of 1983 when the Lib Dems ran a virulent homophobic campaign against Labour candidate PETER TATCHELL. This resulted in the election of SIMON HUGHES. Last year Hughes – on the verge of exposure by the tabloids -finally came out as ‘Gay’. This marks his homophobic campaign against Tatchell as especially hypocritical and Hughes offered a mumbling apology to Tatchell for his behaviour.
Simon Hughes: I am Gay, Too
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However we now find Hughes and Co. delighting in their brilliant by-election campaign of 25 years ago – So much so they are holding a celebration party:
‘Old Southwark Liberal Democrats
invite you to join us in celebrating the 25th
anniversary of the spectacular Bermondsey by-election
win in February 1983. \; We are hosting a party on
Saturday 1st March 2008 from 5.30pm at the Harris
Academy in Bermondsey. \; Tickets are £20.’
A disgusting celebration of a shameful victory – no doubt Peter Tachell will be toasting Hughes – man of principle.I hear that there may be some gatecrashers!