Monday, 11 March 2013

When is a Nurse not a Nurse? On a LibDem website.

It seems that the Liberal Democrats, are at it again  hen Wales Online reveal that a ...

" nurse" touted as an “ordinary worker” by the Welsh Lib Dems on their website is actually an underwear model who once stood against them, we can reveal.
Under a headline boasting a “£600 tax cut for every ordinary worker in the country”, the uniformed “health professional” is seen posing with a clipboard.
But the image chosen by officials is a generic photograph posed for an unrelated shoot by stunning underwear model Louise Cole, who once stood as a Miss Great Britain Party candidate in a 2008 by-election",

A screen shot of model Louise Cole posing as a nurse on the Lib Dems' website

They carry on by pointing out that 

"Louise, who has family in Cardiff and Abergavenny, was unaware that the image had ended up on the site when we tracked her down. She said: “I obviously did a modelling job and they have used a picture from that.

The 34-year-old from Chichester, who has previously modelled for Wonderbra and Gossard, added that nursing wouldn’t be her thing.“I don’t think that is for me,” she said. “I’m not very good with gore and blood.”Louise, who has recently branched out into acting and TV presenting and worked on ITV’s flagship daytime show This Morning, stood in the Henley by-election under a platform “to make Westminster sexy not sleazy”.

The Libdem's, have form on this , Back in 2010 for their "Welsh Manifesto" and leaflets for the Westminster election they has a photo of La Pasionaria and Candidates talking to a "policeman"

Only it wasn't a Policeman but someone in Fancy Dress '

One wonders t why they do this ?

They must have  Nurses who ate members or registered supporters and plenty of people who can take a Photo.

The Liberal Democrats yesterday played down the incident.

A spokesman for the party said  said:

 “Nurses, models, teachers, workers on low and middle incomes, Labour supporters, Lib Dems and even the Tories will have £600 taken off their income tax bill every year thanks to what the Lib Dems are doing in government.
“We want to create a stronger economy and a fairer society and our income tax policy is helping over a million workers in Wales.”

So why download from a generic online photograph and risk being exposed in this way?

On the same subject jaxxkand asks  ask "Are the policies as fake as the people"?

I think i might know the answer 

I doubt that its in the Electoral Commission's remit but perhaps they should have the powers to order or at least call for Parties to remove or destroy communications that can be regarded as false advertising 

The LibDems used to portray themselves as the honest Party  above the dubious practises of  Labour and the Tories.

They can no longer do this and expect us to believe  them.


Anonymous said...

Wow, fair play to Western Mail for covering this, it's a midly amusing nonstory. But for you to waste your free time on this is dissapointing. I've always assumed all parties use generic photo's from agencies. Nurses etc don't like to be used as political propaganda, in fact, they might not even be allowed to be so openly politically alligned.

The amusing stuff is that she is a relatively famous model.

glynbeddau said...

It's wasting time most people will assume that it was “ordinary worker” and its deceitful to pretend otherwise.

Maybe you right about Nurses etc don't like to be used as political propaganda, But I bet they also don't like faux nurses protrayed as being one of them evenmore,