East Devon: Vote Lib Dem or Labour – get Tory

Reposted comment:

“Here’s a letter I’ve just sent to local papers:

Tactical Voting or Confused.com?

I note that the Brexit Party is not fielding a candidate in the Devon East constituency. Is this by arrangement with Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party? Didn’t Boris tell us he wouldn’t enter into any such pact?

At the same time both the LibDems and Labour are standing, thus making a Conservative victory likely, as a look at the 2017 results indicates:

Hugo Swire (Con) – 29,306 (majority of 8,036)
Claire Wright (Independent) – 21,270;
Jan Ross (Labour) – 6,857;
Alison Eden (LibDem) – 1,468;
2 other Independents – 278.

As you can see, if the Labour and LibDem votes had gone to Claire Wright she would have won.

The LibDems are now happy to make a pact with Plaid Cymru and the Greens in order not to split the anti-Tory vote. Why then does the LibDem candidate not see that she cannot win from such a low base and why doesn’t the Labour candidate understand that he, too, is merely serving the Conservative’s ends?

So it’s a case of Vote LibDem or Labour and you get a Conservative.

Michael Temple”

Definition of delusion …

East Devon Labour candidate:

“Daniel Wilson, 37, from Exmouth, is predicting that the Labour Party will win the East Devon seat for the first time in the party’s history.”

https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/ge2019-labour-party-candidates-east-devon-1-6361710

How can Lib Dems have a Leader if she can’t lead?

Lib Dem Leader says it is up to local party groups to decide whether to put up a candidate – she can’t intervene.

A vote for a Lib Dem in East Devon is a vote for the Tories.

If the Leader of the Lib Dems can’t stop a Tory victory, surely “Leader” is an oxy-moron?