After the TV debate turned the election into a three way contest it was widely predicted that the campaign would enter a tougher phase. Step forward Roger Godsiff, Labour MP for Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath MP. It appears that the MP defending a three way marginal seat is not averse to a dirty trick or two.
Birmingham blogger Anthony Herron revealed that since the TV debate Godsiff’s campaign has descended into accusing the LibDems of promoting the interests of a series of paedophiles and murderers. This leaflet is so breathtaking that one can only imagine it to be fake, but if we turn to the really rather brilliant TheStraightChoice.org a website that publishes election leaflets on the web, nearly all of them in fact, it publishes the same leaflet with details showing it was delivered today.
So who is this MP, that is so desperate to take the gloves off? Well the web tells us that too and if we look at his entry on They Work For You we’ll discover that he had the 2nd biggest expense claim of the 2008/09 session at a whopping £189,338. Nice chap.