Of all the cock ups in this election one of the most amazing is why did Gordon Brown bother to go to Rochdale anyway. It is on a par with Cameron saying; 'yes, Nick Clegg must be in the televised debates.'
Do the Labour Party seriously think they are going to prize Rochdale out of Paul Rowan's possession? Paul is, as it were, hewn from the same millstone grit that forms the Pennine Hills that surround the town. He has been an excellent MP and one who was destined to increase his majority before Brown abused the residents. It does make you wonder if the Labour Party have knocked on any doors or spoken to any real people.