IN a seat-by-seat guide to tactical voting aimed at ensuring a Labour defeat and the avoidance of a hung Parliament, the Daily Mail excitedly calls on Conservatives to ‘engineer’ defeat for Hampstead MP Glenda Jackson by voting for…. Chris Philp Lib Dem Ed Fordham.
Such suggested tactics must be a choker for a punchy campaign that has had Boris Johnson, Grants Shapps, George Osborne and others weigh in, plus shed loads of work by Chris Philp himself.
Lib Dems were cock-a-hoop this morning at seeing people being directed towards their candidate in the Hampstead and Kilburn seat by a newspaper they do not usually expect help from. One cheekily suggested to me it could be a factor in winning council seats in Conservative held Swiss Cottage.
But doesn’t it add stock to one Labour line doing the rounds… Vote Lib Dem, Get Cameron?