I’m grateful to Liberal Democrat Steve Middleton who has shared with the world a letter he received from the Labour Party in Langworthy ward. I’m sure he won’t mind me commenting further on here. The letter is standard Labour Party guff, with little or no reference to local issues here in Salford, but the interesting thing about it is the return address, the printer and the franking mark:
The local Conservative campaign is being paid for and carried out by local volunteers and residents. I daresay that Steve’s Liberal Democrat campaign runs likewise. However, it is clear that the Labour Party campaign is being run not in the interests of the people of Salford, but in the interests of Ian Stewart’s Union baron friends.
There are many hard-working Unite members in Salford – including quite a few who vote Conservative – but sadly they are badly let down by the Union barons at the top of the organisation. Let’s not forget that the Unite General Secretary, Len McCluskey, described the Olympic Games as a “legitimate target” for industrial strike, and more recently the same Union almost brought the nation to a standstill by threatening fuel strikes.
Is Len McCluskey really the sort of person we want pulling the strings at Salford Council?