Labour’s Hackney leaflet ‘a lie bad for democracy’

Clowns’ church Holy Trinity Church Beechwood Rd Dalston Hackney London E8 3DY ©
Jack Tinley Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch 2015
Tinley: Labour must apologise (supplied pic)


LABOUR has been accused of lying in its campaign to get Meg Hillier re-elected.

A leaflet for the Hackney South and Shoreditch MP says: “Don’t let the Tory/Lib Dem Government rob people of their right to register to vote.”

Jack Tinley, Hillier’s rival in the Thursday 7 May 2015 elections for the seat, says: “This is frankly outrageous.

“To somehow imply that the current Government wants to take away people’s right to vote is a lie and bad for democracy.”

Tinley demands that Labour send “the truth” and an apology to everyone who has received the leaflet.

He adds: “Voters in Hackney deserve to know about Labour’s lies.”

Hillier comments that though she understands Tinley’s alarm, it was the Conservatives who had changed the rules for people to register to vote, which had resulted in many people being “left off the new register in Hackney”.

Labour, she said, was using doorstep canvassing, social media and other means to get people back on the register. Hackney council was trying to encourage people to vote.

MP Meg Hillier (Lab) Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Stoke Newington @ Anatolian cultural fair 110611 ©
Hillier: Tories changed the rules

Tinley responds that the voter-registration change had been made to give people more control over the process and increase the accuracy of the register.

It was “completely impossible to see how changes to improve the accuracy of the electoral register could ever be construed as robbing people of the right to register to vote”.

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* Main pic: farcical scenes erupted in 2010 at Holy Trinity Church, top – at the time the clowns churchwhen voters missed out during the general election

Backstory: Dalstoners urged not to vote; Couldnt vote?

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One thought on “Labour’s Hackney leaflet ‘a lie bad for democracy’

  1. What of the two-bed flat with nine registered electors of which the only residents, both of them, knew none?

    Cheating and scamming should not happen in the UK. Fairness and honesty are two traits of Britain that must be respected and abided by.

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