Saturday, March 13, 2010
Not the Local Choice!
I don't know what it is about LibDem candidates in Kent, but following on from Anna Arrowsmith's revelations yesterday, we now find that the LibDems have selected a new candidate for Chatham & Aylesford, John McLintock. LibDems always make a big deal of the importance of picking local candidates. We heard this yesterday with Nick Clegg proclaiming Anna Arrowsmith's love of her local area, conveniently forgetting that Tunbridge Wells is her home, and not Gravesham. And believe me, Tunbridge Wells is about as different as you can get from Gravesend.
Anyway, if you go onto the LibDems' website, we find that John McLintock isn't exactly the Local Choice for Chatham & Aylesford. He asks his potential future constituents to contact him ... in Brussels. You couldn't make it up.