Be magnanimous in victory… except if you’re Eltham Labour
A little postscript to May’s Greenwich Council election. The highest-profile scalp was that of Conservative Nigel Fletcher, who lost his Eltham North seat as Labour advanced – due at least in part to Ukip taking suburban votes from the Tories.
Nigel’s written well about his experience of losing. Sadly, others couldn’t be as classy. On Saturday, Nigel got this leaflet through his door.
Ouch. Not nice.
Still, at least Nigel can count himself lucky – up here in the north of the borough, hearing from your councillors after an election simply doesn’t happen.
In the meantime, let’s keep a special eye out for how Linda Bird and Wynn Davies shake things up…
2.45pm update: Nigel has now written about the letter himself.