Rothpol was most interested to learn of the dirty tricks the Lib Dems are playing in Fulwood?
Last year during the local election they took two words “almost impossible” – from a sentence in Vonny Watts’ blog and placed them within the following sentence:
“The Conservative candidate has said it’s ‘almost impossible’ for a Conservative to win in Sheffield”
“This is of course lie. I don’t play to lose. It was awful at the time. They put it on every leaflet but I decided to rise above it.
However they continued to put it on leaflets AFTER the election and I found that a character slur. I contacted a solicitor who said it had excellent chance of success as libel action.
I contacted Cllr Joe Otten, the Lib Dem chairman in Fulwood. He promised me faithfully that they wouldn’t put it on any further leaflets. I decided therefore not to pursue the action.
Yesterday, a leaflet went out featuring that same phrase. They’ve left it until so late that any action now won’t make a difference!
In Rotherham you have crooked Labour, here it’s the smiling Lib Dems!”
Fulwood Ward By-Election 2013
Previously on Rotherham Politics: Fulwood Sheffield – By-Election