The Tory party are struggling to find people to stand as Conservative candidates in the May local elections.
Tory activists have been reported by the right wing press searching the streets to find any human being who would stand for the Conservatives ahead of the 4pm deadline today.
They have barely scraped a slate together for Liverpool council. They have failed to find candidates to stand in the rest of Merseyside. In the Northwest they face the same issue.
The ‘ConservativeHome website has stated that the Tory inability to find candidates to stand for them in May is a problem across the United Kingdom, citing similar recruitment issues in Manchester, Barking and Dagenham.
Tory activists reported to the Guido Fawkes blog that:
“there is no hope of meeting the requirement for ten signatures on candidates’ nomination forms given in some wards the Conservatives barely even get ten votes.”
Theresa May had set the highly ambitious target – backed by Conservative Central Headquarters – where they wanted to make sure there wasn’t a council seat in the whole of Britain where the British public couldn’t vote Tory in the May elections.
Today is the last day of registration. Nothing sums up the Tory attitude to government more than the fact they have literally left it until the last day to fulfil this ambition.
“So, you’re a Tory activist, councillor, MP, or maybe even a cabinet minister. You know the last election was a disaster, and your party’s majority was lost. You’re drafting in social media ninjas to push your agenda online. And now your party can’t find enough people that agree with it to fully fight in the upcoming local elections. Which bit of “your ideology and policies are so repulsive that hardly anybody agrees with them” are you having a problem understanding?” – P Stevens