Chris’s new job

AND on the subject of Chris Philp: He has just been made the London organiser for the Conservative No To AV campaign ahead of next year’s referendum on electoral reform.

Maybe he should pop down the road and have a chat with Labour MP Emily Thornberry. The Islington South MP has already  forcefully made clear her objections to the idea of changing the way we pick our politicians.

How journalism works: London’s newspaper

New Journal election expenses box from July

THE Evening Standard today REVEALS REVEALS REVEALS Conservative Christopher Philp (how formal, he’s known as Chris guys!) spent loads of wonga on his election campaign in Hampstead and Kilburn.

The election expenses have been available for public inspection since the start of July at Camden Town Hall. Nearly six months ago. His spending and that of his opponents was also published in the Camden New Journal that month. Keep up at the back.

PS: If you don’t want to do the donkey work and go down to your local electoral office, it’s all online now anyway: just head over to the Electoral Commission’s website and download the spreadsheet.