The results aren’t in, the votes haven’t been counted, but you can still book a place at Tom Watson’s election results party!
An intriguing invite popped up in Mr S’s inbox from none other than the deputy Labour leadership hopeful. Although Watson — who is the odds-on favourite at 1/14 — says he is holding the event regardless of whether he wins or loses, he has taken the bold step of booking out an entire pub come what may.
Watson tells supporters about his party prep in an email. ‘So win or lose on Saturday 12 September, after the result is announced, I’m having a party,’ Watson writes. ‘We’ve booked The Old Star on 12th September from 12pm. I’d love to see you there.’
Anyone who donated to the Labour MPs crowdfunder campaign to be the party’s next deputy leader is invited to attend his celebration event on results day. ‘I look forward to being able to thank you personally for your support,’ he says.
However, since Steerpike understands that a number of donations came from Tories who believe Watson’s election would prove catastrophic to their rival party, Mr S isn’t sure Watson will want to thank every guest at the do.