Artist Banksy, other British election news

Banksy, UK Election Souvenir Special

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Banksy offers free election print to anti-Tory voters

Monday 5th June 2017

STREET artist Banksy is offering free art prints to constituents in his home city of Bristol if they vote against the Tories, it was revealed yesterday.

His website currently promises a free “UK Election Souvenir Special” of a limited edition artwork if voters send in a photo of their ballot paper from polling day showing that they voted against the Tory candidate.

The offer applies to voters from the Bristol North West, Bristol West, North Somerset, Thornbury, Kingswood and Filton constituencies.

The print features a variation of his famous “balloon girl” mural that was originally located on the side of a shop in east London, but instead of a plain balloon it is emblazoned with a Union Jack flag. …

Currently, only Bristol West is held by Labour and is represented by Thangam Debbonaire.

North Somerset is considered a safe Tory seat which is held by often-ridiculed toff Jacob Rees-Mogg who has a record of voting against equal marriage and human rights.

UPDATE: 06/06/2017 05:15 am ET. Banksy Pulls Free UK Election Print Offer Amid Police Probe. See also here.

This British Labour party video says about itself:

10 May 2017

Highlights from our campaign launch in Manchester.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Conservatives ‘resort to scare-Labour-voters tactics’

Monday 5th June 2017

TORIES in Norfolk were accused yesterday of using scare tactics to force Labour supporters to remove election posters by falsely claiming that displaying them was in breach of the law.

Labour candidate Jo Rust, who is contesting the North West Norfolk seat, held with a 14,000 majority by Sir Henry Bellingham, said party supporters were receiving threatening letters.

She said the letters were a sign that the Tories are worried. She urged Labour supporters to keep their posters up.

Ms Rust told the Star that she found her own “Vote Labour” board had been defaced and torn down from the fence outside her home yesterday.

A letter seen by the Star was sent to Labour supporter Matthew Sanctuary demanding that he remove a “Vote Labour” board from his property in Nar Valley Park, which is a joint development by King’s Lynn Borough Council and Norfolk County Council.

The anonymous sender suggested that by displaying the poster in his ground floor window, Mr Sanctuary was in breach of “restrictive covenants” they claimed had been signed when the flat was bought, and that it must be removed.

Councillor Gary McGuinness said [he] had not written the letters and said that no such “restrictive covenant” existed.

Ms Rust told the Star: “This is an indication of how worried Conservative supporters are if they will resort to this behaviour.

“But some people who receive it will be genuinely worried and to cause concern like that is unnecessary and typical of the behaviour of the Conservatives.

“Things are getting close. Because of this the Tories are trying to scare Labour supporters,” she alleged. “There’s just one week to go and they know they will not get the massive majority they planned for.”

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