On Sunday Stephen Tall blogged about the behaviour of Caroline Righton, the Conservative candidate for St Austell & Newquay. Her campaign is being accused of faking a message about her Liberal Democrat opponent, Stephen Gilbert, in a botched smear attempt.
The story has also been taken up on quite a few other Lib Dem blogs so, here is a selection of the most recent posts:
- Matt Davies, who was quick out of the blocks with a comprehensive piece
- Alex Folkes, who rightly highlights that even if Caroline Righton did not personally author the message in question her failure to apologise or explain certainly is her direct responsibility
- Andrew Reeves, whose post has a comment containing the most curious piece of information that has come to light so far
- Chris Lovell [site now defunct], who highlights the silence from the Conservatives about the affair
- Jeremy Rowe, he of the blog post with the scary photo
- Nich Starling, in typically robust form, highlighting how Caroline Righton recently promised to fight a “positive and honest campaign”
- And finally, some chap called Mark
If I’ve missed any or a new one has appeared since I wrote this, do post up a comment with a link.