A rabbi who sees blue

By Simon Rocker, October 1, 2009

Rabbi Alan Plancey, emeritus rabbi of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, will be swapping the pulpit for the soapbox when he contests a Hertfordshire Council seat for the Conservatives in a by-election this month.

The ebullient Scot’s political inclinations caused a rumpus some years ago when, as a sitting minister, he signed the nomination papers of his local Tory parliamentary candidate, one Cecil, later Lord, Parkinson.

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