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’.