Alex Allan, Labour Party Candidate for the Bramcote Ward, Broxtowe Borough Council writes: Bramcote Residents may have received a Liberal Democrats campaign leaflet through their door today, criticising me as a candidate for The Labour Party in Bramcote for not providing my full home address. I would like to take this opportunity to confirm that I do live in Bramcote and have done so for most of my life.
The rule on providing a full home address was changed a number of years ago for safety reasons, and to encourage people to stand who may not have otherwise stood. There are many reasons, usually due to safety, why a candidate may choose not to disclose their full home address. The choice not to disclose this personal information is one that many of our women candidates have welcomed due to their personal circumstances. I am one of those candidates.
I am disappointed that the Liberal Democrats have used this negative campaign strategy to bully and criticise me as a female candidate for exercising my legal right to privacy, particularly given there are six Liberal Democrat Candidates who have chosen not to list their address on the statement of person’s nominated.
I would ask voters to consider the positive Labour Party Pledges when making their voting decision. These are available for all to view at:
Promoted by and for Alex Allan, Charis Kettridge and Val Leyland all at 17D Radburn Court, Stapleford, NG9 8LE