As a Labour PPC, Lucy Powell writes on the Guardian politics blog:
The view, in Crewe at least, seems to be that local people want a local champion, someone who will stand up for them in parliament, who is in touch with their concerns and will deliver for them. In this Labour town, they're not convinced that the Tory candidate will do this. (Driving around campaigning in Bentleys isn't helping, although the only Tory campaigner I saw was in a classic MG).Aside from the fact that Labour's 'local champion' is from Wales and her only connection with the constituency is that her mother previously held the seat, the Bentley swipe is spectacularly ill judged as the subsequent comments make clear:
Are you sure you were in Crewe, the home of Bentley Motors? Bentley, and its local suppliers, are a major employer in the townAnd:
As well as:
Funniest post I've read for days.
"driving around campaigning in Bentleys isn't helping"
Bentley Motors LtdCompany Address Pyms Lane,
Err, I am a Crewe voter and I do so happen to be employed at the Pyms Lane Bentley factory.Incompetent as well as nasty.