So you're a LibDem candidate facing two entrenched and popular Labour Councillors in a safe Labour seat. What do you do? Work hard to identify problems which have been ignored, perhaps? Try and speak to as many residents as you can?
Of course, it's important to remember that you're a LibDem candidate, so you do neither of those things, but instead mislead local people with a phoney petition.
On March 9th I blogged that after a long campaign by Labour local councillors Chris McEwan and Geoff Walker, a bus service will be instituted between Whinfield, Haughton Green, Red Hall and Morton Palms. I wrote about a meeting with local residents,
I was able to share that the Council has now tendered for a service that will run three times a day during the week linking the estate with Whinfield and Morton Palms. The bus will be low-floor, and the service will begin in July.
Yet the LibDems Robert Upshall and Robin Cradock have placed the above petition in a local shop calling for a bus service to be introduced linking (yes, you've guessed it) Whinfield, Haughton Green, Red Hall and Morton Palms! The intention is patently to mislead residents who may not have heard about the Labour Council's initiative in July that somehow nothing is being done and only the LibDems are campaigning for a transport link.
It's the FibDems at their shoddiest, most cynical worst. How do these guys sleep at night?!