If you are thinking of voting for Craig Mackinlay, the Conservative candidate in South Thanet, consider the following…
- Mr Mackinlay was one of the founders of UKIP.
- In 2012 when running for police commissioner he admitted to breaking data protection regulations saying it was an “honest mistake”.
- In 2015 he was parachuted into South Thanet to fight Nigel Farage. He won that election through massive support from the national Tory Party and tactical voting by people who didn’t want Farage.
- He has consistently voted for measures making life harder for the poorest in society.
- He said that child poverty hardly exists in Thanet – after figures showed that more than a third of children here are living in poverty.
- In 2016 he launched an outrageous public attack on four of his constituents branding them as anti-Semitic – without giving them a chance to defend themselves. He has NOT apologised.
BUT THE WORST THING IS…
We have been unable to discuss critical parts of MrMackinlay’s record because of TWO impending court cases…
- In one, Mr Mackinlay is accused of alleged offences relating to his expenses spending during the 2015 election. If found guilty he could go to prison for a year.
- In the other, Mr Mackinlay’s former political aide, Sam Armstrong, is accused of alleged rape and sexual assault in Craig Mackinlay’s Westminster office.
Both Mr Mackinlay and Mr Armstrong have denied any wrongdoing and both are of course innocent unless proved guilty.
But HOW can anyone vote Tory with such unresolved legal cases in the air?
It’s a travesty of democracy.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
TELL YOUR ENEMIES.
TELL ANYONE YOU KNOW.
TELL THEM THEY NEED TO THINK VERY, VERY CAREFULLY IF THEY’RE THINKING OF VOTING TORY.