Local politician Beverley Nielsen made a monumental mix-up recently after her “Metro Mayor” election leaflet claimed she was Labour – when she is in fact Lib Dem.
The candidate said the leaflet wasn’t “professionally published” and that the Lib Dems don’t have the same resources of “big budget funding” that other parties have.
“This leaflet was home published by a volunteer, not professionally published. It’s clearly a mistake that is embarrassing to the person who made it, so we’re not going to investigate further or name and shame,” she said.
“Our mayoral campaign relies heavily on volunteers and doesn’t have the luxury of the big budget funding that some of the other candidates have, so I’m very grateful that supporters are contributing their time and effort in the Lib Dem fight back.”
The election will take place on 4th May.
(Photo: BBC via Lynda Waltho)