CAMPAIGNING in the South West Holderness by-election campaign was suspended over the weekend. This was done as a mark of respect following the announcement of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The suspension of campaigning activities was in line with the decision of the major national political parties.
Following tributes in Parliament today (Monday 12 April 2021), leafleting will recommence and there will be a full return to campaigning tomorrow (Tuesday 13 April).
There will be a further suspension of campaigning on Saturday 17 April; the day of the funeral.
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Steve Gallant, the Labour Candidate has criticised his Conservative and Liberal Democrat rivals for not respecting the suspension of campaigning activities over the weekend. He said: “A Labour Party member had to challenge two Lib Dems who were out leafleting on Westlands (in Hedon) on Saturday. They claimed not to know that campaigning had been suspended. On Facebook two people, one of them a Thorngumbald Parish Councillor, say they have had Tory leaflets delivered on the same day. Would Mr Winter and Mr Grove care to apologise for this complete lack of respect for HRH Prince Philip and the Queen?”
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