Again from Haughton East, Labour canvassers report from at least 10 different residents that LibDem hopeful Dr Robert Upshall is posting "Sorry we missed you" leaflets through letterboxes on Red Hall without bothering to knock.
I can only suppose (1) LibDems are getting such a poor reception on the doorstep that they're not even trying to make contact with residents now or (2) this is a small but cynical ruse to suggest activity by the LibDems over a wide area. Either way, it's winding local people up.
Whilst we're on the subject of Robert Upshall, I've no doubt that the LibDems thought they were on to a winner when they signed up a local GP from the unelectable Greens who was prepared to stand in one of the Haughton seats. As a rule GP's have a highly-respected reputation in the community. Things may not be going to plan here, however, if this comment on the Town Liar site from Chris Smith (who lives on Red Hall) is anything to go by.
Gotta say ... one of our local candidates will purely not get my vote, as he is also my doctor. Nothing wrong with that, you may think, but if you had ever been inside his surgery it isn't exactly the tidiest of places (files literally EVERYWHERE), and if he can't keep that tidy, imagine what the local area would be like! Plus it would take away from the time he spends at the surgery as well