Friday, 6 April 2018

An electoral joke? Oh Clare!


I know Clare Fletcher, I like her. But she has damaged her credibility as a political aspirant with this leaflet, which recently hit my doormat (in Victoria ward).

Try as they might, the Green Party in Southend has yet to win a seat, or even come close. The Green record in Victoria is not that great, as this table shows.




Winners
Green
Green %
2016
Labour
4th
6%
2015
Labour
4th
9%
2014
Labour
4th
9%
2012
Labour
4th
6%
2011
Labour
3rd
10%
2010
Labour
5th
5%
2008
Labour
5th
8th
2007
Labour
DNC

2006
Labour
DNC

2004
Labour
DNC

2003
Labour
5th
6%
2002
Labour
3rd
9%

When Labour won in 2016 they got 55% of the vote, some 49% ahead of the Green Party. This highlights just how ridiculous Clare claims are on this leaflet.

Clare asserts that “only local Green Party campaigner Clare Fletcher can beat Labour at this local election”. This preposterous claim is not backed up by any evidence.
 
This leaflet is so silly that I am now wondering whether this is an ill-timed April Fool’s joke.

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