Brandon Lewis in his office [Image from Twitter].

Apparently Tory Chairman Brandon Lewis hasn’t recruited an army of paid tweeters after all, despite what the Telegraph reported on Sunday.

A Conservative Party spokesperson told the Skwawkbox:

We will not be using paid Twitter activists. Brandon’s message to members referred to paid campaign managers – part of their remit is social media, for example setting up local campaign Facebook pages,  along with all the other responsibilities that come with being a campaign manager, organising volunteers, campaign days etc .

That does seem strange. The Torygraph seemed very clear about the matter in its report, as covered by This Site here.

It does occur that perhaps someone alerted Mr Lewis to the drawbacks of the alleged scheme, as pointed out by Yr Obdt Srvt.

Or perhaps Mr Lewis was sick of being mocked by left-wing social media users:

Either way, we’ll have to keep our eyes open for possible paid Tory Twitter users.

Just because a Conservative makes a statement, that doesn’t mean it is true. We have speech after Parliamentary speech to demonstrate that.

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