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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Chris Walker, Tory PPC for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk - pushed?

So, the Tories have dumped a candidate, not really big news but is it all as it seems?

There are a lot of unhappy Tory activists who are sounding off all across the Borders.

Chris Walker's email to Tory Members paints a picture of a busy hotelier wanting to spend more time with his business - good on him for that, especially in the current climate.

But is it more about canvassing targets not being reached and not enough doors being knocked on, or just the fact that the Liberal Democrats in the Borders ran a super European campaign? Or all three?

The Conservative European campaign in the Borders was lightweight, no addressed election freepost leaflets, hardly any supersigns in farmers fields and not that much door knocking!

So, let us see what John Lamont MSP does over the coming days, I understand they want to get a new candidate in place by early August, let us see if John Lamont MSP is about to turn his back on Holyrood?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chris Walker was betrayed by Conservative Central Office and the sitting MSP.He was a brilliant candidate and would have given Moore a real battle.
As it is, the Conservative Association is in meltdown and I don't see how the Torys can mount an effective campaign.

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