CAMPAIGN DIARY: Beattie’s party beats the pants off all other election-night parties

Trevor Beattie emerged victorious in the election night party-giving stakes, following an intense war fought by, among others, the ex-BMP head of art, Pete Gatley, who was also celebrating his birthday.

Trevor Beattie emerged victorious in the election night party-giving

stakes, following an intense war fought by, among others, the ex-BMP head

of art, Pete Gatley, who was also celebrating his birthday.



Of all the bashes attended by the now-knackered Diary, Beattie’s Labour

party at Club Iceni was by far the best. Even his former partner, Jay

Pond-Jones, turned up, quickly dispelling any rumours linking his quick

exit from GGT with him and Trev having a tiff.



Graham Fink was also there, which was quite impressive considering he’d

been seen only 20 minutes earlier at Gatley’s do at the Sun and 13

Cantons.



Kiki Kendrick’s re-enactment of a fake Labour - courtesy of a large blue

balloon up her dress (ceremoniously burst by a John Major lookalike later

in the proceedings) - had to be the funniest sight of the night.



Gatley’s birthday party was, in our humble opinion, a bit of a let-down.

Nothing whatsoever to do, of course, with having stood outside the venue

for at least half-an-hour before realising that the party was going on

downstairs, and not actually having been properly invited. Nobody from

BMP’s Labour team turned up but, apparently, they were all at the Royal

Festival Hall.



ITN’s party at its offices in Gray’s Inn Road was slightly more serious,

so we didn’t stay all that long. Apologies also to Associated Newspapers

and the Economist - it was a case of ’too many parties, too little time’.



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