Look at the above leaflet. Lovely yellows and purples, don’t you think? Very distinctive. Very UKIP. And no surprise to anyone that UKIP leaflets should be going through letterboxes in West Shoebury.
Except…this isn’t a UKIP leaflet. It is, in fact, an anti-UKIP advert, attacking them and their candidate James Moyies. And its promoter? One Cllr Tony Cox, the Conservative incumbent in the West Shoebury ballot.