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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Labour get desperate in Manchester Withington

The Liberal Democrats are frequently attacked for using "dodgy barcharts", this does annoy me somewhat as actually all parties, yes all of you out there, have at sometime pushed the boundaries for the stats used on various barcharts, I can state I have always used factual figures.

This leaflet pictured is currently going out in the Manchester Withington constituency, and Labour's claim is that Lib Dems cannot win here.  Okay, not quite a bar chart, but the nearest thing to one.

Now, don't get me wrong in some parts of the UK that claim may well be true but Manchester Withington's current MP, is John Leech, a Liberal Democrat MP.

I know all the Labour hacks will jump on me now and say we are saying the Lib Dems cannot win the UK, well, firstly Labour peeps, you want to get your UK map updated as the UK includes Orkney & Shetland Islands, also with a Liberal Democrat MP.

Secondly, if you look at our 63 held seats across the UK, from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland, Manchester to Richmond Park and Dorset to Cardiff, we can actually win many parts especially where tired Labour and Conservative MPs are out of ideas and energy and ignored voters wishes when it came to voting on the illegal Iraq war for example!

Thirdly, most people do not vote on the basis of who gets the keys to 10 Downing Street, they want to know who will stand up for them in Parliament, they want an MP on their side fighting their corner.

Since 2005 in Manchester Withington, John Leech has been that MP and I am sure he will remain so for many years to come despite Labour's dodgy leaflets.

2 comments:

Miller 2.0 said...

"Secondly, if you look at our 63 held seats across the UK, from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland, Manchester to Richmond Park and Dorset to Cardiff, we can actually win many parts especially where tired Labour and Conservative MPs are out of ideas and energy and ignored voters wishes when it came to voting on the illegal Iraq war for example!"

1) You can't though, can you? I'll put a tenner on both parties having over double the amount of MPs you get after the next election.

2) More Labour MPs voted against the war in Iraq than from any other party. Stop trying to claim ownership over this issue.

The war on Iraq was far from a party political issue.

My own MP resigned from the shadow cabinet over it and he's a Tory!

Andrew Reeves said...

On point one, let's see, everyone keeps making that point from the other parties but in Scotland we have 12 MPs to the Tories, erm, one.

Point two, we were the only party, not group of MPs that solidly voted against the war, yes there were some Labour and Tory MPs who voted against but where were their votes when it came to voting for the inquiry, most of them slotted back into party lines?

Where they on the Post Office closures - Tories closed thousands and now Labour have done the same?

Where were they on the 10p tax shame?

Come on, I highlighted one issue, there are just sooooo many more to shame both parties.

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