As nominations close and voters start to decide who they will be supporting LabourSheffield discovers that 65,000 Sheffielders won’t be backing David Cameron on 22 May.
Because they haven’t got a Conservative candidate to vote for.
The Tories are fielding 23 candidates – leaving 5 wards with no Tory representative.
Labour’s Campaign Organiser, Tony Slatcher said, ‘All agents dread having problems with the nomination process – but leaving over 15% of the electorate with no-one to support is another thing.
Either the Tories have actively given up even the pretence of representing the voters of Britain’s Northern cities – or they have been faced with a complete organisational collapse beyond their control. Neither explanation is good news for the Tories.'
Some of the seats cover areas that have had Tory councillors in the past – and two are in Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam Constituency.