In the Pontypridd Constituency we are not expecting the challenge for the seat from the Liberal Democrats that we sow in 2010 and although they have the same candidate he has nit nursed the Constituency and leafleting well before the campaign began
|General Election 2010a : Pontypridd|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Powell||11,435||31.2||+11.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Ioan Bellin||2,673||7.3||−3.7|
|Socialist Labour||Simon Parsons||456||1.2||N/A|
So i hope to amylase many of the leaflets during this campaign as the seat as probably become safe again and I will not inondadted.
First off the Blocj has been Labour Yesterday with Labour Candidate (and Current MP) Owen Smith with a paper called Labour Herald.
In it there clear indication in Ponty at least going for the more Traditional We;sh voter
I wonder if similar sentiments will be in Labour Manifesto as Labour moves to appease Middle England and areas of Low wages like Pontypridd will be ignored id Ed Balls becomes Shadow Chancellor ;
After all in thirteen years of the Blair/Brown government we waited in vain for such a policy that Owen Smith has promised (but will not be able to deliver.
There was also in this paper a shameful attempt to tide on the hard work a number of volunteers had done in preserving their local amenities cut by Labour controlled Rhondda Cynon Taf. in which the Pontyprdd Constituency lies.
Many of the volunteers will be Labour members and supporters but others will be those who are disgusted with Labour councillors who voted to close their Library.
It all well and good blaming the Tory- Lib/Dem coalition but Nowhere have I found Mr Smith condemning his Labour Colleagues on the Council and suggesting that they cut allowances and Executive pay before damaging our communities.
At times it looks like he is taken credit for his Party in the work if others.
So how many points will I give to this first e;ection leaflet?
Once again the Welsh Language is absent from electoral leaflet and leads me to dock even more points for the score I would give it.
On the whole printed on low quality paper hard to read especially by the poor sighted . Full of promises that Labour may not even place in their GE2015 Manifesto 3/10,