blamed for removal of election signs in Burnham
politicians in Burnham-On-Sea have blamed 'dirty tricks' for the
removal of scores of signs promoting their candidates in this
week's General Election.
signs for Tessa Munt were removed along Burnham Road and Marine
Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 2nd).
Councillor Joe Leach, pictured, was busy replacing them on Sunday
morning and told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's very sad this
has happened. People just want to show their support for a candidate
and someone else is trying suppress it."
am sure this is a case of dirty tricks. It couldn't have been
the wind or the signs would have been damaged and left nearby."
Peter Burridge-Clayton said a smaller number of Conservative and
Labour boards along the same stretch of road had been attacked:
"We had several boards taken or damaged too. It is very disappointing
that this has happened."