Labour says: “Local Conservatives literally don’t know where they are. Let’s show them then door on May 6th”
Hot on the heels of Boris Johnson campaigning in the West of England today for a candidate whose name he clearly couldn’t remember, comes more evidence of Conservatives being just as confused locally.
This morning Rebecca Denness who lives in Ely, was taken aback to receive a leaflet promoting Dan Schumann who is in fact the Conservative candidate for Soham South and Haddenham.
Rebecca Denness, Labour candidate for Ely South said “The leaflet that came through the letterbox claims that the Tories are ‘putting residents first’ but I find that hard to believe given that they clearly do not know which residents they represent.
“Mr Schumann’s division does not include any part of Ely so I can’t understand how they got confused. As a candidate myself I am very clear about the residents I would like to represent, I’ve been out knocking on doors and speaking to local people.”
It’s not the first such case here either. A few weeks ago residents in Horningsea and South Fen Ditton received a leaflet from the Fulbourn Conservatives despite their village being part of the Waterbeach division for the County Council elections.
Tim Andrews, Labour candidate for Fulbourn division said “I know it’s a bit confusing for people when they are in one division for one council and a different one for another. However, I’d expect the candidate to know who lives in the division they want to represent.
“If Conservatives can’t even organise the right leaflet delivery then how can we trust them to run the County Council with a budget of over £650million? They have clearly lost their way and we need to show them out – which residents can do on May 6th”