LETTER: Politics were put aside for EU campaigning in Ely

Political parties left their differences at home and came together at Ely today (Saturday).

This picture (taken by me, an independent) shows Mr Ian Young, a Labour activist, and Lord (Richard) Balfe, President of Cambridge City Conservatives.

His Lordship shared material with our Britain Stronger in Europe campaign and went away with posters and one of our ‘I’m in’ tote bags.

He was very welcome, as were other Conservatives, presumably from Cambridge, who were doing a great job. Their work rather contrasted with the words of the former Mayor of Ely, the former Conservative leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council and, until recently, the well-paid (£28,000 a year) deputy police and crime commissioner who, along with his wife, shouted, ‘out, out, out’ in my direction.

I told them both to be loyal to the Conservative Party’s leader, Prime Minister David Cameron, and he (the former) shouted back, ‘never.’ I hope that this man misses out on a peerage. He’s not the gentleman that Lord Balfe is.


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GEOFFREY WOOLLARD

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