Lee Anderson rejects 48,000 leaflets delivered by Lib Dems

Be careful what you wish for. The controversial deputy chairman of the Tory Party, former Labour MP Lee Anderson took umbrage at a Lib Dem leaflet highlighting his view on the death penalty, food banks, nuisance tenants and the death penalty joked on Twitter that if 48,000 leaflets were dropped off, he would deliver them himself in his constituency. He is trying to lose weight and delivering 48,000 leaflets would certainly help.

In a cunning move, Liberal Democrat peer and councillor for Cleckheaton ward on Kirklees Council Baroness Kath Pinnock duly dropped off 48,000 leaflets at Anderson’s constituency office.

They were rejected by Anderson’s staff who said that political leaflets could not be stored in a constituency office. When asked where the constituency office was, the office staff refused to divulge the information.

Kath Pinnock said:

This is not a political stunt. Lee Anderson is deputy chairman of the Conservative Party.

He is the voice to the nation of the Conservatives, and he is saying the sort of things that most people would find abhorrent.

He is saying people go to foodbanks because they don’t know how to cook. I can tell him that the trouble is that because of the way that the Conservatives have treated people, they can’t afford the food and can’t afford to cook it.

That is why they turn to foodbanks: in desperation, and he is just not in touch with the majority of people here in Ashfield or in most of the other parts of the country.

The leaflets will instead be distributed in Red Wall constituencies.

The story was covered by BBC News, The Independent, The Mirror, Press Association and Nottinghamshire Live.

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  • My only comment is “ Well Done”!

  • Excellent publicity. We have to grab every opportunity to get in the media.

  • Good piece of media coverage. Much more of this please

  • Martin Gray 16th Feb '23 - 7:31pm

    Lee Anderson represents one of the poorest parts of Nottinghamshire…
    Being brutally honest – his politics resonates with quite a lot of ‘ working class voters ‘ …
    Sad but true.

  • nigel hunter 16th Feb '23 - 10:46pm

    It sounds like it is a ripe area for us to campaign in.

  • John Bicknell 17th Feb '23 - 9:09am

    Since the LDs only achieved 2.26% at the last GE in this seat, perhaps their time might be better spent backing Jason Zadrozny, of the Ashfield Independents, who finished second, and who was, if I remember rightly, a one-time Lib Dem candidate.

  • As an aside, Kath Pinnock is a very canny Lib Dem. Respect.

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