Our election agent Mike Singleton wrote to his Conservative counterpart on April 17th demanding the withdrawal of an inaccurate election leaflet.
In their latest leaflet the Conservatives have claimed that Angela Jones has been a Caerleon councillor since 2004, whereas she was only elected in 2008. Mike’s letter pointed this out to Conservative agent David Fouweather.
Mike said:“This is entirely untrue – she was first elected in 2008. To suggest otherwise gives the electorate in Caerleon a false impression of her depth of experience.
“I am asking you to withdraw this leaflet within the next 24 hours, and I want your assurance that further leaflets promoted by you make it clear that she has only been a councillor since 2008.
“I will be sending a copy of this letter to the Returning Officer for Newport.”
On April 18th the leaflet was still being delivered.
Mike responded by saying:
“The highest standards are expected in public life and this fails those standards.”