Leader of Barnet Borough Council Richard Cornelius slams anti-Tory campaigners over 'childish' election leaflets

Times Series: Leader of the council, Councillor Richard Cornelius. Leader of the council, Councillor Richard Cornelius.

The leader of Barnet Borough Council has criticised a group of anti-Tory campaigners for “student politics” and creating “childish leaflets”.

Conservative leader Councillor Richard Cornelius spoke out after Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS) issued an election leaflet encouraging people not to vote for the Tories.

But the leaflets have had to be amended because they failed to mention the printer and promoter, which is a requirement by law during the election process, which officially starts today.

Cllr Cornelius said: “BAPS is showing a lack of attention to the law and living in the past. It's student politics of the worst kind; demonstrations, sit-ins and childish leaflets are no substitution for achievement.

“The Conservatives have been a high-achieving council and avoided the panicking cuts of Labour boroughs.”

BAPS refers to itself as a non-party political group, but openly denounces the Conservative Party and its policies including the One Barnet programme which involves outsourcing services to private companies.

Cllr Cornelius added: “In its negativity it is party political. I think once you start third party campaigning it’s very difficult.”

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4:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Don't Call Me Dave says...

BAPS should change their name to reflect their obvious political bias. How about BALLS - Barnet Alliance of Loony Left Socialists.
BAPS should change their name to reflect their obvious political bias. How about BALLS - Barnet Alliance of Loony Left Socialists. Don't Call Me Dave
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7:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

You don't fool me says...

Suck it up CONselfservatives, you are out of here!
Suck it up CONselfservatives, you are out of here! You don't fool me
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10:11am Tue 15 Apr 14

rony says...

I'm sure that Cllr. Cornelius would have been only glad to inform us of ANY incorrect fact in the Barnet Alliance leaflet. Reverting to insults speaks magnanimously of this person capacity to lead a council.
I'm sure that Cllr. Cornelius would have been only glad to inform us of ANY incorrect fact in the Barnet Alliance leaflet. Reverting to insults speaks magnanimously of this person capacity to lead a council. rony
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