You need wheels

4 Feb

Sir Robin's new wheels

When Lutfur Rahman was swanking around Tower Hamlets in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes Benz, Sir Robin took great satisfaction in pointing out that he drove his own car – a used Toyota.

But judging by the car currently sat on the mayoral driveway, the Wales household has recently opted for a major upgrade.

A shiny new Range Rover may be a bit less ‘man of the people’ than his dusty old Toyota, but at least Sir Robin can arrive at the open selection meetings in comfort and style. I’m sure Labour members will be suitably impressed.

Hat-tip to the reader who spotted this and sent the photo

UPDATE 9/2/2018

A reader left a comment on Wednesday (see below) saying the car belongs to Sir Robin’s neighbour. Yesterday Alan Olive, a retired Labour Regional Director and Elections Officer living in Hemel Hempstead, reached out on Twitter to say the same thing. And the reader who sent the original tip-off confirms that, as of yesterday evening, the car is indeed parked next door.

Maybe these aren’t Sir Robin’s wheels. If anyone has anything more definitive, one way or the other, I’d be very grateful.

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4 Responses to “You need wheels”

  1. The rage against the machines February 5, 2018 at 15:59 #

    Comes free with council employee girlfriend on tow.

  2. KEVIN MANSELL February 5, 2018 at 16:55 #

    Premiership footballers’ motor!

  3. Liz February 7, 2018 at 10:12 #

    You boys playing politics really need to check your facts first, else you’ll end up in more legal poo. That’s his neighbour’s car!

  4. Andrew Jarman February 12, 2018 at 09:11 #

    The driver looks like they drove over the pavement through the parking bay in that picture as the pole & drop kerb wayleave are to the far right.

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