Monday, June 05, 2006

Lib Dems forget their geography

On the Liberal Democrat by-election campaign website the Lib Dem candidate Ben Abbotts states:

This horse grazes elsewhere
As a local Councillor myself, I know and share the frustrations of Bromley & Chislehurst residents.
But Abbotts is not a local councillor in Bromley and Chislehurst but in Beckenham. (And after the new boundaries come into effect at the next general election he will be a councillor in Lewisham West & Penge.)

For that matter the UKIP candidate Nigel Farage is not a local Member of the European Parliament either - he is an MEP for the South East region, whilst Bromley & Chislehurst is in the London Region.

The only major candidate who is a local elected representative is Bob Neill, the local member of the Greater London Assembly.

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