Whilst he’s not the first ever politician to suffer from this ailment, it’s disappointing that Mr Buckland — who claims not to be a career politician — in his latest leaflet struggles to distinguish positive campaigning from the negative.
Other parties in this campaign have spent a lot of time knocking their opponents. I am not interested in that. Our campaign has been positive and is all about what we want to achieve for our future.
So just what is positive about implying that the current incumbent in South Swindon is ‘tainted’?
I represent a fresh start for South Swindon, untainted by the discredited politics of the recent past.