‘Baldrick’ in Chippy

Sir Tony Robinson, aka “Baldrick” of Blackadder fame, and a strong Labour supporter, dropped by to support Chipping Norton Labour’s Geoff Saul yesterday in his election campaign bid to become County Councillor for the Chipping Norton Division on 4 May.

Sir Tony was in Chippy as part of the Chipping Norton Literature Festival to promote his new book “No cunning plan”.  “I was absolutely delighted to receive Sir Tony’s support” said Cllr Saul, “he gave our campaigning today a real boost!”

Sir Tony lent his support as part of a “Super Sunday” of campaigning in Chipping Norton with support for Cllr Saul from the the Leader of Oxford City Council, Cllr Bob Price’ and a large delegation of enthusiastic volunteers from Oxford District Labour Party.  This included a talk over lunch on mutual support and in campaigning in Oxford East, Witney and West Midland “battle ground” seats during the General Election campaign.

The day was rounded off by a talk entitled “Rebels and Martyrs” on the Ascot Martyrs, the Bliss Mill Strike and the founding of The Chipping Norton Branch of the Labour Party in 1920, and a visit to Chipping Norton’s excellent museum to view photographs and newspaper articles covering these significant events in the history of the labour movement in Oxfordshire.


For further information please contact:- Geoff Saul 01608 648022 or at ku.oc.luasyeldarbnull@sg or Steve Akers, Vice Chair CNLP on 07903 870695