Tory PPC fakes people, in leaflet about honesty!


3:41 pm - December 28th 2009

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A Tory parliamentary candidate has been caught using a member of staff to pose as a constituent – in an election leaflet calling for honesty.

The newsletter – titled ‘Honesty on the Economy’ – features prospective MP Jacob Rees-Mogg talking with a blonde woman on the streets of the Wansdyke constituency, in North-East Somerset. The caption, also used on the North East Somerset Conservatives’ website, simply refers to ‘Jacob talking to a lady in Midsomer Norton’.

However she is in fact Fiona Tyrrell, an employee from Rees-Mogg’s London-based investment firm, Somerset Capital Management LLP.

In March he was forced to apologise after plagiarising an editorial from a national newspaper for an election leaflet. And in May he was caught using staff to write an attack on Gordon Brown which he claimed to be his own words.

… more at the Daily Mail

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You do know this is a Private Eye story from a couple of weeks ago?

2. Silent Hunter

Good to see you reading Private Eye for your . . . ahem! . . . scoops. LOL

Shame it wasn’t his infamous nanny in the photo.

This guy is an idiot, god help us when the Tories are in power


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