Leaflet concerns for Lib Dem's Jackie Alderson

Worcester News: Leaflet concerns for city candidate Leaflet concerns for city candidate

A CANDIDATE standing in Worcester is calling on the Royal Mail to carry out a review after she was left with thousands of surplus leaflets.

The Liberal Democrat party’s Jackie Alderson said she had about 7,000 leaflets left over despite the fact Royal Mail said her election address had been delivered to every home in the city.

Meanwhile, the British National Party is claiming “several thousand” of its leaflets have not been delivered in Warndon and St John’s, although Royal Mail said: "We are confident that we have delivered election materials in Worcester correctly.

“We received more leaflets than were needed for the number of elligible addresses in the area in addition to the extras that we always request to ensure that we have sufficient coverage."

As a result Ms Alderson, who supplied 50,000 leaflets to Royal Mail after they had advised candidates should supply at least 46,200 leaflets to cover the city, said: "I am relieved to hear that my campaign message has gone out across the city. That was always my main concern.

"But once the election is over, I hope Royal Mail will conduct a review to discover why candidates were required to supply far more leaflets than it seems are really needed."

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11:38am Wed 5 May 10

Demigod says...

Quite literally the worst "news" story I have ever read.
Quite literally the worst "news" story I have ever read. Demigod
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11:52am Wed 5 May 10

TriedAndTested says...

Didn't get that leaflet where I live.

Haven't seen labour canvass here either - though got election leaflet.

Only peeps who bothered canvassing around here were Cons.
Didn't get that leaflet where I live. Haven't seen labour canvass here either - though got election leaflet. Only peeps who bothered canvassing around here were Cons. TriedAndTested
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11:56am Wed 5 May 10

Marant says...

A total non-story from the absent candidate.
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Royal Mail indicated that she needed to supply at least 46,200 to cover every household, which they state includes extras.
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Discounting any fluffiness in interpreting "about 7000" left-over (meaning 6,500 to 7,500 in my book), she's looking at about 6% to 7% of leaflets undelivered compared to the 46,200 that Royal Mail told her she needed (apparently including extras). 6 or 7% could concieveably be considered to be a reasonable number of extras by Royal Mail.
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The fact that she gave them 4000 more leaflets than they asked for is her problem, surely?
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Turning up to debates is better than trying to make excuses about why you lost out.
A total non-story from the absent candidate. . Royal Mail indicated that she needed to supply at least 46,200 to cover every household, which they state includes extras. . Discounting any fluffiness in interpreting "about 7000" left-over (meaning 6,500 to 7,500 in my book), she's looking at about 6% to 7% of leaflets undelivered compared to the 46,200 that Royal Mail told her she needed (apparently including extras). 6 or 7% could concieveably be considered to be a reasonable number of extras by Royal Mail. . The fact that she gave them 4000 more leaflets than they asked for is her problem, surely? . Turning up to debates is better than trying to make excuses about why you lost out. Marant
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12:36pm Wed 5 May 10

Tulstar says...

..."Turning up to debates is better than trying to make excuses about why you lost out"...

Exactly, Marant - The fact that a few of her leaflets didn't get delivered should be the least of her worries. As it stands, a lot of people already think that she can't really be bothered, seeing as she's sent representatives to a lot of debates where she was due to appear.
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If Ms Alderson had turned up to more debates, then she would have to rely less on her precious leaflets which the majority of people usually just throw straight in the bin anyway.
..."Turning up to debates is better than trying to make excuses about why you lost out"... Exactly, Marant - The fact that a few of her leaflets didn't get delivered should be the least of her worries. As it stands, a lot of people already think that she can't really be bothered, seeing as she's sent representatives to a lot of debates where she was due to appear. . If Ms Alderson had turned up to more debates, then she would have to rely less on her precious leaflets which the majority of people usually just throw straight in the bin anyway. Tulstar
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1:11pm Wed 5 May 10

helen donovan says...

Talking of debates:-

To anyone who watched the BBC Politics Show on Sunday morning at the Guildhall.
Worcestershire school funding has NOT doubled as claimed by Labour candidate Mike Foster.
We come 10th from bottom out of 150 authorities, and have had an increase of around 33% of one of the very smallest original amounts since 1997 (everyone else has had much more).

To say funding has doubled is completely UNTRUE.
I have had this verified by County.

TELL THE TRUTH MR FOSTER!!!!
Talking of debates:- To anyone who watched the BBC Politics Show on Sunday morning at the Guildhall. Worcestershire school funding has NOT doubled as claimed by Labour candidate Mike Foster. We come 10th from bottom out of 150 authorities, and have had an increase of around 33% of one of the very smallest original amounts since 1997 (everyone else has had much more). To say funding has doubled is completely UNTRUE. I have had this verified by County. TELL THE TRUTH MR FOSTER!!!! helen donovan
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1:14pm Wed 5 May 10

denon says...

I got her leaflet and I live in mid worctershire
I got her leaflet and I live in mid worctershire denon
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2:13pm Wed 5 May 10

Paul Griffiths says...

Just to clarify: Royal Mail returned more than 11,000 leaflets. We were expecting about 4000, hence the 7000 discepancy. That's more than 15%. Royal Mail have admitted to us that they are "puzzled" as to why so many were left over. Given that we have been receiving calls and emails from people who say they have not had the leaflet, I feel we were justified in rasing our concerns.

Paul Griffiths
Agent to Jackie Alderson
Just to clarify: Royal Mail returned more than 11,000 leaflets. We were expecting about 4000, hence the 7000 discepancy. That's more than 15%. Royal Mail have admitted to us that they are "puzzled" as to why so many were left over. Given that we have been receiving calls and emails from people who say they have not had the leaflet, I feel we were justified in rasing our concerns. Paul Griffiths Agent to Jackie Alderson Paul Griffiths
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2:17pm Wed 5 May 10

Paul Griffiths says...

Apologies for the typos. Typed in haste!
Apologies for the typos. Typed in haste! Paul Griffiths
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2:17pm Wed 5 May 10

Tulstar says...

Jackie Alderson has an agent? Wow.

So will Jackie be using this as one of the reasons why she didn't get in then (if, indeed, that is the case)..?

Or will she admit that it's mainly because she didn't turn up to anywhere near as many debates as the other candidates did? I wonder.
Jackie Alderson has an agent? Wow. So will Jackie be using this as one of the reasons why she didn't get in then (if, indeed, that is the case)..? Or will she admit that it's mainly because she didn't turn up to anywhere near as many debates as the other candidates did? I wonder. Tulstar
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2:34pm Wed 5 May 10

lowlybarnacle says...

Who is Jackie Alderson?
Who is Jackie Alderson? lowlybarnacle
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