Tory parliamentary aide Christian Calgie has shocked Twitter users by tweeting a picture of a West Midlands Tory election leaflet that accuses Labour – of spreading hepatitis in the area:
What have Labour delivered to this ward: Hepatitis.
Mr Calgie’s ambition not to embarrass the party appears likely to be unfulfilled – but his stated wish to expose incompetent Tory centralisation has already come true.
Almost as bizarre is the UKIP column – the leaflet credits them with bringing ‘2 Defibrillators’ and some petitions to the ward.
The Tories have suspended a number of candidates for racist or homophobic comments in the last week or two – but this may be a first for this exact smear, assuming the leaflet is genuine.
Conservative HQ has been contacted for comment.
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