An embittered former Tory councillor has launched an astonishing tirade against “dumb” residents in her ward who refused to vote for her party last Thursday. Clare George-Hilley, who stood down as a candidate but was still heavily involved in campaigning in Waddon ward, started by admonishing ungrateful locals on Twitter:
But Clare saved her full ire for what she presumed to be the relative privacy of Facebook — adopting the ‘them/they’ language which landed Grant Shapps in hot water over Beer/Bingo-gate:
“Feel very let down by people we have served for 8 years. We built them a new leisure centre, spent millions improving parks & roads and they vote for the opposition.”
“if people are so dumb that they don’t know the difference between a general or local election then they shouldn’t be able to vote”
A former contestant on the BBC’s Castaway programme, Clare — previously backed by David Cameron and Conservative HQ to head the party’s youth wing — isn’t the only member of her household to have graced these web pages. Scrapbook exposed her husband, fellow Conservative activist George Hilley for an article on his website entitled ‘Gypos Mugged me on King’s Road‘, which contained references to “gypsy magic” and was accompanied by a photograph of a black and white minstrel figure.
As for her sour grapes social media rants, anyone would have thought Hilley paid for the leisure centre and park maintenance with her own money.