A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Quality Tory candidates with quality leaflets

I can't claim that this blog is always typo free, but the prize for illiterate election leaflet of the year must surely go to ex-Bucks Fizz member and now Tory council candidate in Brighton, David Van Day, for this gem:

Close reading reveals a total of 10 spelling and grammar errors.

The scary thing is, he might actually win if the Greens take enough votes off Labour - the lowest placed Labour candidate four years ago in the ward concerned was only 160 votes ahead of the Tories.


Anonymous Andrea said...

"Quality Tory candidates with quality leaflets "

or at least a quality agent who can check spelling mistakes from his/her candidates

5:44 pm, April 02, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was in Dollar.

6:10 pm, April 03, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Correct - he was in Dollar but now he is in a new line up Bucks Fizz... very confusing

7:13 pm, April 03, 2007

Anonymous Stuart said...

If he's a Tory why wasn't his band called Sterling instead of Dollar?

11:53 pm, April 03, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking of Tories writing nonsense, here's Iain Dale getting caught out talking utter nonsense about the black cab trade and air quality.

3:03 pm, April 04, 2007

Anonymous New Conservative said...

If you labour types had your way, he'd be in a band called Euro.

4:10 pm, April 04, 2007

Anonymous Simon Wright said...

I was down in Brighton campaigning with Katie Hanson and, as one might expect, having retrieved the Tory leaflet from some gutter, she had to stop and mark up all the howlers with her pen before carrying on.

1:21 am, April 09, 2007


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