Liberal Democrats add the slogan ‘To Stop Brexit’ to ballot papers arriving for postal voters
- Liberal Democrats added ‘To stop Brexit’ to their party’s name on ballot papers
- The slogan appears on postal voting forms which are arriving at homes
- The move comes as party leader Jo Swinson’s personal ratings plummeted
The Liberal Democrats have added the words ‘To stop Brexit’ to their party’s name on ballot papers.
The slogan appears on postal voting forms which are arriving at homes.
A form for the Labour-held Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in north-west London shows Lib Dem candidate Matt Sanders has next to his name ‘Liberal Democrats – To stop Brexit’.
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson pictured on Tuesday. Half of voters have an unfavourable opinion towards Miss Swinson and polling suggests the party will win just 17 seats, down from 20
It is one of many alternative names that the party has registered on the Electoral Commission website.
The move comes as party leader Jo Swinson’s personal ratings plummeted, with the party on course to lose seats in the election.
Half of voters have an unfavourable opinion towards Miss Swinson and polling suggests the party will win just 17 seats, down from 20. Nearly half of the public – 49 per cent – also view the Lib Dems unfavourably, according to a poll by Ipsos MORI.
Previous polls have showed that Miss Swinson becomes less popular the more voters see of her.
Labour post vote probe
Police are investigating a Labour official who boasted he had ‘received’ postal ballots from voters.
Baz Ahmed even published photos of the completed forms on Twitter, bragging: ‘More votes for Labour.’
It is illegal to handle anyone else’s postal vote or to publish photos of someone’s voting papers.
Police have been called in to investigate the apparent breach in Plymouth. In other ‘mistakes’ in the constuency, hundreds of students were added to the electoral roll without asking to be and hundreds of under-18s were also registered.
Tory Johnny Mercer, who is fighting to retain his Plymouth Moor View seat, said: ‘This… is no surprise to me or anybody else who has been around Plymouth politics for many years.’