Whenever there is a general election you are guaranteed to find that at least one politician tries to appeal to the older demographic of his constituency by calling a game of bingo!
This year it’s Ed Miliband and the constituency was Doncaster North. Mr Miliband didn’t head for his local Mecca or Gala Bingo though, he took to a smaller venue – The Winning Post in Moorend.
It’s not exactly news but nearly all of the national newspapers picked up on the story and the main focus? Simply that he messed up calling the number 19!
Ed Miliband Isn’t Blazing Any Trails!
In one national newspaper it was suggested that calling bingo numbers was a different way to try and secure votes. It really isn’t and if we could be bothered, we’d dig out a whole plethora of news stories showing a number of different politicians doing just the same in previous elections.
There is a video of Ed Miliband calling the numbers but it’s dull as dishwater and the error that was made was not even remotely interesting! Whilst he’d remembered to use traditional bingo calling techniques for most numbers, i.e. five and six, 56, he forgot for the number 19.
Stop the press though! Mr Miliband used bingo lingo for the number 13 calling it as ‘unlucky for some’! We think that will have resulted in a swing to the left for the voters in the room (yes, that is sarcasm dripping from our chin).
About Ed Miliband
If Mr Miliband were to apply for a position as a bingo caller, his CV would look something like this:
- Born 24th December 1969
- Educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science
- Was Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015.
- Has been a Member of Parliament for Doncaster North since 2005
Bingo caller material he is not!