I laughed off the first leaflet which claimed that the Greens can't win in Fant because we haven't got a councillor in Maidstone. That was clearly absurd and people in the ward thought so too. The latest leaflet from them is even very disappointing. No only do they continue the bizarre claim that the Greens can't win, but they go on to claim they are a green party.
They have clearly forgotten that their parliamentary candidate opposed the South East's largest onshore windfarm. They have forgoten that Fremlin Walk was built under their watch. That one of their Fant Ward councillors wanted to knock down Fant Hall, a valuable community resource, and put housing on the site. That they opposed a CO2 reduction target for Maidstone Borough Council. That they refused to hold Kent County Council to account over their U-Turn on traffic calming in Fant. That they refused to make CO2 reduction a priority target across the borough.
They are claiming that LibDem councils across the country are leading green initiatives. Airport expansion in Liverpool, Manchester, Exeter and Norwich. Road building in many places including the M74 and Newbury By-pass. So Green.
They also claim that I came a distant fourth last time. Sure I came fourth, but distant it was not. Con: 679 (33%) - Lib Dem: 572(28%) - Lab: 470(23%) - Green: 326(16%). That looks like a fairly even split to me with all four of us at 25% +/- 9%. There are few places where parties are this close. Distant - my arse!
Please stop telling lies. It simply debases politics, shreds the turnout and destroys trust. How about discussing and debating policy?
I don't want to put a negative leaflet out exposing these lies but I am so tempted...