26 April - At last; another sign that there is an election due - click image for a Conservative election address (600KB of images)
expected to see more election literature through my letterbox by now; a neighbour received an A3
sized leaflet from Labour but a copy didnt reach me and I have had to wait to see
anything other than the criticism of local council tax increases and recycling policies from
Labours parliamentary candidate delivered to me on
Bexleys Conservative council, blessed as it has been with incompetents and criminals
should be an easy target for Labours prospective M.P. but to not mention national matters was idiotic.
Todays Conservative election leaflet looks to me a very much more professional affair than Labours effort, saying and claiming all the things you might expect in defence of Bexley council but naturally omitting their failures, their assault on motorists, their tax-payer funded meals for girlfriends and expenses for long absent councillors. What really spoils it for me is the fact that it is promoted by councillor John Davey, the man who said Bexleys road planning was bonkers but as vice-chairman of the Traffic Scrutiny Committee does nothing to stop the crazy schemes. And then there is the fact that he stood idly by when parking fines were levied in circumstances he knew to be dishonest, misleading and almost certainly illegal. When you know the man is as useless and unscrupulous as that you just cant vote for him can you?
You can see the Conservatives lavish A3 double-sided leaflet by clicking on the image and for completeness and balance I have belatedly put the whole of the Labour partys leaflet on line too; previously only the first page was available. They havent even named the constituency, what did they think they were playing at? There are other Labour leaflets in circulation but that party has a long-standing habit of ignoring my letterbox, possibly because it is at the end of a cul-de-sac and represents too long a walk for them.