Whilst we were out delivering in Moreton this morning we came across the latest rarity, a New Labour by-election leaflet. To say it left me sickened would be an understatement.
Today I, and the people of Moreton and Saughall Massie have witnessed a new low in the tactics of a political party in Wirral. Labour is fighting an increasingly desperate campaign in the Moreton West & Saughall Massie by-election, just trying to secure second place above the Independent candidate.
The by-election follows the sad and tragic death of Suzanne Moseley, aged just 47, from a brain haemmorhage. Suzanne had been one of the three Conservative Councillors for the ward, since 2003, until her untimely death.
Today, the Labour leaflet has criticised the record of the Conservative councillors for the area over the last few years. Now I don’t have a problem if they want to attack me, or criticise my colleague, Cllr Simon Mountney, we can both defend ourselves. But to condemn the record of a well loved and well respected Councillor who has died, and in such a sad and tragic way is an utter, and total disgrace. Now its no secret that I didn’t think much of the people running the Labour campaign, now, I think even less.
All those people in Moreton and Saughall Massie who knew Suzanne, who liked Suzanne and who were grateful for her work on their behalf will have their chance to comment on Labours disgusting tactics on November 26. I sincerely hope that they take that opportunity and send a clear message that this behaviour is not acceptable!