Saturday, 27 February 2010

Election Nearing

Whilst passing Ryan Gate over the weekend I spotted a 'Support our Worcester Park Shops' poster in their window.

It's a laudable message - the call to support your local traders is one I have made many times on this blog as they are the lifeblood of Worcester Park and as regular blog readers know I make a point of buying all my fruit, veg, household items and lofts locally.

A closer look at the small print on the poster, however, revealed that it was merely a bit of pre-election publicity from the Sutton & Cheam Conservatives. They have a one-page supporting website with couple of vague paragraphs about how local Conservative MPs and Councillors would champion our local shopkeepers.

Top marks go to 'The 'Seasonal Shop' which has displayed the poster in their window but has stuck two fingers up at the electioneering by strategically folding back the bottom of the poster to hide the Conservative party blurb.