Edging Labour by just a singe point in Lord Ashcroft’s constituency polling from January, government minister and serial fibber Simon Hughes seems to have hit upon a novel way to maximise the political utility of old campaign signs — painting over the bit which mentions the Lib Dems!
Spot the Difference! Before, "Simon Hughes & the Liberal Democrats". After, just Simon Hughes. pic.twitter.com/dWMDZPLcWu
— Joe Murphy (@JoeMurphyLondon) April 17, 2015
But at least Hughesey’s materials don’t feature Nick Clegg. Last month Scrapbook reported on analysis by the crowdsourced website ElectionLeaflets.org, for which not a single leaflet sent to the site mentioned the Lib Dem leader.
With 174 party leaflets now submitted to the site, Clegg’s tally has now increased to, errr, four percent — by far the lowest of the seven mainstream parties.
While Miliband, Farage and the Greens’ Natalie Bennett are clustered around higher but still relatively lowly percentages, a whopping 71% of SNP leaflets feature a picture of Nicola Sturgeon.
Perhaps unsurprising given her stellar personal ratings.