Tories gave up on EU elections? Only TWO social media mentions whole polling day

Tory social media output was two posts all day as voters cast their ballots – and one was retweet

Glum Tories ‘campaigning’. Did they give up in despair?

As the Tories prepare to select a new leader following Theresa May’s tearful

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As the Tories ponder the selection of their next leader following Theresa May’s tearful resignation this morning, votes continue to be counted in the European Parliament elections and commentators are wondering whether her replacement will fare any better.

A survey of the Tories’ official social media output yesterday as ballots were being cast suggests that the deeper malaise infecting their party is not curable simply by a change of leader.

On the whole of election day, as other parties worked to maximise their supporters’ turnout and to push their key election messaging, the official Conservatives accounts on Twitter and Facebook managed just two messages during the whole twenty-four hours of polling day.

Or more accurately, one and a retweet.

The @Conservatives account on Twitter stirred itself to post just two items – and one of them was just a retweet of a damp appeal from their party chair:

On Facebook, the same dull graphic and a truncated, even less inspired version of Lewis’ message was put out on the official Conservatives page:

SKWAWKBOX view:

What’s wrong with the Tory party is too long to list, let alone be put right by Theresa May’s self-pitying resignation.

And it seems that the Tories are so unimpressed by themselves that they couldn’t even bring themselves to make a pretence of standing for something, or to do more than beg people to get out and vote for a Brexit they’ve unequivocally failed to deliver.

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5 responses to “Tories gave up on EU elections? Only TWO social media mentions whole polling day

  1. I guess the results from the Tory’s private exit polls is what sealed May’s fate.

    • Yes, but then again it all kicked off on Wednesday, and recent polls consistently had the Tories in either fourth or fifth place in relation to the European elections. I think her fate was sealed after the recent disastrous results in the local elections.

  2. My Tory MP (Hughes, Walsall North)sent out an email trying to stir up apathy. He agreed with the local Tory clouncillors who had decided not to campaign in the Euro-elections. Too late to dissuade me from voting, as I’d already cast my postal vote for Labour.

  3. We saw how they abandoned a manifesto, ie policies. Now they’ve given up campaigning. Their only strategy is the MSM.

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