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
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
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’.