by Gareth Wilson on 27 April, 2010
LIB DEMS SURGE AHEAD WITH ALL OUT OFFENSIVE IN SE CAMBS
Battling Liberal Democrats are surging ahead with an all-out offensive in South East Cambridgeshire after the Labour opposition candidate was thrown out of his party for discussing his sexual exploits on the internet.
They have called in leading strategists to discuss new election tactics to get Jonathan Chatfield elected as the new MP.
The move came after John Cowan was dismissed from the Labour Party; but his name will still appear on the ballot papers.
In the 2005 General Election Labour polled 12,000 votes; the Tories have a majority of just 8,000.
Jonathan said: “The decision by Labour to dismiss its candidate has left the contest wide open.
“We are picking up Labour voters across South East Cambridgeshire and seriously challenging the Tory’s majority. Any voter putting a cross again Cowan’s name on the ballot party will not be voting for Labour because he is no longer backed by the national party. It will be a wasted vote.”
Orange Liberal Democrat flag boards are going up across South East Cambridgeshire as the party ramps up its efforts with just days to go until voters go to the polls.
Posters have been reprinted and an extra 500 have been added to the print run to meet demand.
“There is everything to play for in this election,” said Jonathan. “Both nationally and locally people are realising that the Lib Dems offer a real alternative to the old party politics.”
A spokesman for the Lib Dems nationally said: “This is a real indication that the Lib Dems are the progressive party for change.”
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