Lucy Allan, the former Tory MP – and now candidate – for Telford is no stranger to controversy.
She was at the centre of bullying allegations after a ranting voicemail left by Allan on the phone of a former employee, who was on sick leave at the time, was released. Ms Allan denied bullying but later apologised for ‘wrong‘ and ‘stupid‘ behaviour.
She was also the subject of a #sackLucyAllan campaign after allegedly doctoring an email she had received from a constituent to make it look like a death threat – she later admitted the act, but claimed she had not meant to imply all the comments were from the same sender.
Now Allan has been accused of creating fake news after publishing photographs on Twitter that appear to show the same man as both a ‘concerned resident’ and a member of her campaign.
Sharp-eyed Twitter user Tim Finch spotted Ms Allan’s apparent, er, creative use of facts and confronted the Tory candidate publicly. Note the gentleman to the right of the picture Ms Allan posted of herself with two of her campaigners:
Now look at the ‘supportive resident’ accepting a campaign leaflet from Allan in this tweeted picture:
They didn’t even bother to change his shirt for the photos:
In fact, judging by the uncut grass in both photos and what may be sweat stain’s on the campaigner’s shirt, it’s possible both are taken at the same house.
Ms Allan has not, to the SKWAWKBOX’s knowledge, responded to Mr Finch’s tweet pointing out what he termed her ‘fake news’. This blog has been unsuccessful in reaching her for comment.
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