Labour gaff leaves Tory red faced
PUBLISHED: 16:37 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:40 23 August 2010
WHO lives in a house like this? You guessed it - Conservative MP Adam Holloway - but what s the Labour Party poster doing in the window as indicated by our arrow, left? A Labour Vote for Kathryn Smith leaflet was bizarrely displayed at the front of h
WHO lives in a house like this?
You guessed it - Conservative MP Adam Holloway - but what's the Labour Party poster doing in the window as indicated by our arrow, left?
A Labour 'Vote for Kathryn Smith' leaflet was bizarrely displayed at the front of his home in Darnley Road, Gravesend, for several days as he campaigns to keep his Tory seat. On Tuesday night the poster support was hastily removed after the Reporter contacted him for an explanation about our EXCLUSIVE picture...
CONSERVATIVE candidate Adam Holloway wants you to vote for one of his main rivals - according to a poster displayed in his front window.
The Reporter can reveal the MP's Darnley Road residence proudly showed two 'Vote for Kathryn Smith' leaflets for several days during his campaigning.
Yesterday one remaining poster was hastily removed after the Reporter contacted the Conservative Party and MP to seek an explanation for the bizarre support. Ms Smith, the Labour and Co-operative candidate for Gravesham, was astonished and said: "I have never ever known anything like it happening in all my time in politics said. I have never known a candidate from one party to actively promote an opposing party. It is the most astounding thing."
Labour canvassers first noticed two small posters in the property's window last week and wanted to provide a larger one for the family, unaware it was Mr Holloway's home.
When no one answered the door they returned to the office and looked up the house on the register of electors.
Ms Smith added: "We did a double-take. It is common knowledge he lived on Darnley Road but I didn't know what number. It is just completely bizarre.
"Obviously I welcome Adam's support, even if it is a touch confusing."
Despite numerous attempts to contact Mr Holloway he refused to comment.