Day: 05/02/2015

Belfairs Conservatives! What is going on?

belfairs conservatives intouch winter 2015

Belfairs ward, in Southend, is nominally fairly safe Conservative ground. It has two Conservative councillors and one Independent — a former Tory elected as an Independent after some internecine bloodletting saw him deselected.

This year it is one of the Conservatives, Cllr Lesley Salter, up for re-election, and the above is a leaflet from her. I say from her, because, as Cllr Ware-Lane has already pointed out, it doesn’t mention her ward colleague Mo Butler — and the there is the suggestion from some parties that Cllr Butler has been asked to leave the Conservatives.

What strikes me, though, is how useless a political leaflet this is.

Read on…

Slow hand-clapp for Yapp

southend green candidates

I notice that Julian Ware-Lane has blogged about the interesting tweet sent by the Green Party candidate for Rayleigh & Wickford, Sarah Yapp about flu death figures. In his blog, Julian references the tweet linking to a dead Facebook link, and says:

…I doubt it was a scaremongering entry, or something written without foundation in fact. Whatever it was I am never going to find out.

Clearly Julian doesn’t frequent Facebook in the bitter watches of the night, then. Fortunately, some of us do, and saw the post to which that referred…

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