If you think the Lib Dem leaflet campaign in B&R wasn’t toxic, consider this

Jane Dodds: The backcloth behind her says “Demand better” – and that’s exactly what her new constituents want.

It seems some social media users don’t believe This Writer’s claim that the so-called DemDeluge that flooded Brecon and Radnorshire letterboxes with unwanted Liberal Democrat leaflets was harmful to that party’s reputation.

Okay – don’t just take my word for it, because there’s plenty of evidence elsewhere. For example, consider the following collection of comments from the Facebook page of local newspaper the Brecon and Radnor Express:

“Hurray! No more Lib Dem leaflets to put in the recycling bin, this election has caused me a great deal of stress and extra work recycling all of those pesky Lib Dem leaflets.”

“No more paper to … bin from Dodds woman who we[‘ll] never see again.”

“Thank God for that!!!”

“I need an extra blue bin this week.”

“I’ll have to start buying toilet paper again.”

“There will be one in the morning!”

“The amout of money they have wasted on these leaflets must have cost a a fortune, and it’s shameful. I send all mine back with no stamp.”

In response to another article:

“She’s probably spent more time and money on her leaflets and posters than she will [on] her constituency.”

“Please no more leaflets” begged one commenter.

“Don’t worry, if you live in Brecon and Radnor its the last you’ll hear of her!!!!!!” was the response.

Then: “If only you were joking. No-one heard of her before this by-election and we won’t until she wants re-elected.”

Another irate voter made an important point, aimed at the new MP, Jane Dodds: “You only won because Chris Davies represented the Conservatives. If anyone else was put there and I mean anyone you would have lost by a couple of thousand votes. You are a remain party when Wales voted leave. You don’t represent the Welsh voice at all.”

Responding to another article, one person wrote: “If the conservatives had put forward a different candidate this result would not have happened! Jane Dodds has bombarded the poor people in Brecon and Radnorshire for weeks and I feel is boarding on harassment! She does not speak for the majority of us!”

And after yet another article, a commenter stated of Ms Dodds: “She is a ghastly woman! This is bad news for Brecon and Radnorshire!”

Another added: “Ghastly, arrogant & patronizing.”

And another concluded: “After all the doorstep bulls**t and bothering you now have to deliver. We’ll see.”

Perhaps Lib Dem campaigners are protesting just a little too much for their MP’s popularity.

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4 thoughts on “If you think the Lib Dem leaflet campaign in B&R wasn’t toxic, consider this

  1. Dave Rowlands

    Politicians lie to get your vote, they then disappear for the duration while they collect their pay from the taxes of the people they lied to. It’s a strange world we live in.

  2. Tony

    Someone in a position to know once told me that the Liberal Democrats (as they are now) lost a significant amount of support during the 1981 Croydon NW by election. This was because they campaigned too much. This might have been a factor in this one too.

  3. Zippi

    … and still, the people voted her in.
    Why Chris Davies stood, I don’t know. The commentators are all saying that this is a reflection of Boris Johnson’s stance on getting us out of the European Union, rather than the rejection of a candidate whom that electorate had already rejected. Now, you have Jane Dodds and her gloating pal, Jo Swinson to deal with.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Jane Dodds was voted in because the Brexit Party split the Tory vote. That is clear.
      Yes, she had support from the Greens and Plaid. Yes, several Labour voters lent her their vote tactically, to shift the criminal out of the seat. Some Tory voters will have done that too.
      But she has seriously tarnished herself and her party by the poor quality of her campaign. Their stance on Brexit is unsupportable (they supported the referendum but want to ignore it because the result didn’t go their way, and they don’t want a second people’s vote), and her promise to the people of the constituency is unachievable.

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