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Amicus the Union

April 20, 2007 10:14 ET

News from Jon Cruddas MP

Deputy leadership contender sets up anti-Tory hotline

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) -

Deputy Leadership candidate, Jon Cruddas MP, has set up an anti-Tory hotline to invite people to give their stories of desperate Tory campaigning tactics.

Jon Cruddas who has been campaigning up and down the country ahead of the local elections said that members are coming forward with information about dubious Tory campaigning tactics with some candidates pandering to the right wing with bogus stories about asylum seekers.

The Dagenham MP is inviting other people to come forward and has set up an anti-Tory hotline for people to register information about their local Tory candidates and campaigns.

Jon Cruddas, frontrunner for deputy leadership of the Labour Party and MP for Dagenham, said:

"People should not be fooled by the Tories carefully cultivated green and cuddly image - the Tories haven't changed.

"My message is clear. Don't let your local Conservative candidate hide behind David Cameron's hug a husky or a hoodie rhetoric."

You can post your stories to Jon Cruddas on or call his Anti-Tory hotline on 020 7 100 2630.


Jon Cruddas' Deputy Leadership bid has received the support of 100 Labour grassroots activists from every area of the country. They include councillors, local party secretaries and trade union officials. He was overwhelmingly endorsed by 53% of Compass members in March. He has also received the support of Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson and T&G leader Tony Woodley.

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    Catherine Bithell
    020 7 793 2589 or 07958 473 224