A day after the Liberal Democrats’ leader in Liverpool told Nick Clegg he wasn’t welcome on Merseyside it emerges even his own constituency party is shunning him. Councillors fighting to hang onto ward seats in Sheffield Hallam have refused to put their local MP, party leader and Deputy Prime Minister on their latest election literature:
This is in stark contrast to their previous local election literature, which saw Nick Clegg plastered all over issues of Focus. For the 2010 local and general elections, this copy of the Hallamshire Herald featured no fewer than 13 photographs of the Lib Dem leader and asked people to donate to “Nick Clegg’s Lib Dems”:
What a difference a year makes.