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Concern growing for missing Lib Dem and Tory candidates....

Concern is growing for the well-being of Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates standing for Peckham Rye Ward in the 2010 elections. All six candidates set out for Peckham Rye from their homes on Sunday afternoon, but haven’t been seen since. Unconfirmed reports suggest that they may have run out of supplies during the long, arduous journey and have taken refuge in Southwark Town Hall.

The six candidates have been making visits to Peckham Rye in recent months in an attempt to convince residents that they understand local issues. However, it appears that the treks across the borough of Southwark may have finally taken their toll.

Labour candidates have been accused of having an unfair advantage in the race to become councillors for the ward. By selecting candidates who live in Peckham Rye, they have not had to develop the complex orienteering and mountain climbing skills which the Tory and Lib Dems candidates have been forced to master.

Statements issued by the Lib Dems and Tories today, Thursday 1 April, state that they are considering introducing a new councillor special responsibility allowance for those with the best map reading skills:

“Our track record over the last eight years is one of forcing through whopping increases in special allowances for councillors, wasting millions on consultants and pouring council taxpayers’ money down the drain. We’ll go on developing even more ridiculous ways to spend your money if you vote for us at the next election. We think the map-reading special responsibility allowance is the best way to ensure our candidates can actually find their wards....”

Their full statements can be read by clicking here.


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