Charlotte Leslie, Tory Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol North West – now, incidentally, a Labour – Tory “super-marginal” due to boundary changes – writes from the comfort of her Chelsea home to the Evening Cancer to grab a share of the glory for saving the home care service.
Privately educated Charlotte, 28, who works for Tory intellectual David “Two Faces” Willets as a state education ‘expert’, is inviting us to believe that Cameron’s Tories give a toss about “the elderly and infirm”. Ha, ha, ha.
Don’t worry. Only another two more years of this skin-crawling bollocks to go before an election:
The following is a letter I have written to Bristol City Council’s leader, Councillor Helen Holland, following the meeting of May 22 (“We’re in charge”, Post, May 23).I was delighted that together Conservatives and Labour have worked to stop the misguided and damaging Liberal Democrat privatisation of home care in Bristol. I am sure that you will agree it is a victory, not for any political party, nor even for the home care campaign (impressive as it was), but ultimately for those vulnerable members of our community who are dependent on the service the council provides.
That is an example of politics at its best – when issues concerning the whole of Bristol are put before party politics in the Council House.
People tell me they are sick of seeing councillors engaging in introspective petty squabbling, and I think they are right.
A new administration means a new opportunity for Bristol; an opportunity to put its citizens at the heart of council business. You now have the responsibility of leadership and are in a position to make this happen.
Conservatives have given their support to the Labour group and enabled you to run the council as a minority administration. We have done this because issues like care for our elderly and infirm must come first.
And for the future, where we see the Labour group acting in the best interests of the public, we will wholeheartedly support you. But our support rests on that basis alone.
We have a duty to hold the council administration to account on behalf of our electorate, and we will steadfastly exercise that duty for the best interests of the public.
I sincerely hope that Tuesday night heralds a new chapter for Bristol City Council, and that we can work to restore the public’s trust in their publicly elected representatives.
Charlotte Leslie, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Bristol North West
Charlotte was also invited by the Labour Party and the trade unions – always keen to doff their caps to a toff – to address their mawkish ‘Celebration of care event at Bristol Cathedral recently.
Rather strange when you consider Charlotte is a very thinly disguised reactionary Tory crank and very much a part of David Cameron’s Eton dominated, ‘rich but dim’, West London set currently applying an amateurish Blair-style makeover to the party to make it appear electable.
Despite these apparent intellectual credentials, her scant knowledge of the realities of local government finance and social services could see her cynical attempt to exploit the home care issue as a vehicle for her ‘compassionate Conservative’ agenda – originally touted by George W in his early days remember? – spectacularly backfire… And sooner than she thinks. But at least we now know who’s pulling the Tory strings down at The Council House.
Despite Charlotte’s current efforts to package herself as an intellectual heavyweight, her first – and only real – job out of Oxford tells you all you really need to know about her. Charlotte worked for the BBC on The Weakest Link!
Charlotte. You’re an over-privileged Tory cow. Fuck off.