Hard-up Tories don’t have the cash to fight Clegg in Sheffield
Nick Clegg’s demise may have been exaggerated. Many have predicted he will lose his Sheffield Hallam seat at the next election, prompting speculation that he would bail out early and head for Brussels.
However, it seems the Tories – his main challenger in the posh northern seat – are not up for the fight. They are so cash-strapped they have closed their campaign HQ in the city and moved to Rotherham.
Richard Coldwell, from the party’s local board, showed uncharacteristic candour in politics when he told the Sheffield Star last week: “Given the weak financial position of Sheffield Conservatives, we could not afford to maintain our own office on an ongoing basis and pay the fee required to the campaign centre.” Pass round the top hat.Tagged in: nick clegg
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