Tories’ eight minutes of by-election video doesn’t mention party once

Having been whupped in Corby, the Tories have hit upon a new by-election strategy for the Croydon North poll on 29 November: producing nearly eight minutes of campaign video … which doesn’t mention the Conservative Party once!

Even the imprint — smallprint required by law declaring the promoter of election materials — gives the name of their candidate’s election agent rather than the Tories.

“Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of the Andy Stranack, 161 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JP.”

Contrast this with imprints for Corby:

“promoted by Matt Edmonds on behalf of the Corby and East Northamptonshire Conservatives”

This puts a whole new meaning on the phrase ‘shy Tories’.


  1. Bill Chapman
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Shy Tories? Sly Tories, more like.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a nice guy. It’s just a real shame that he’s been conned into thinking that conervative policies will solve the problems that face the “underclass”

  3. kb
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Amusing to see also how the ‘Andy by others’ was all shot in the same place. They really do think the electorate are complete idiots don’t they!

    Hope the infringement has been reported to the Electoral Commission.

  4. deckerdude304
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I for one will be more than pleased when they leave office in 2015.

  5. Richard Paine
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Where do they find these people?

  6. Dafydd
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    “on behalf of the Andy Stranack”

    He sounds like an important man

  7. Sarah Slade
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Oh HIM…nice chap. Used to work for Val Shawcross.

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