If the above text is difficult to read, here is the content on the left in a more readable format:
“Thank you so much for being willing to support my work. I am trying to raise £12,500 towards my election campaign expenses. You can either donate by clicking the button below, or by sending a cheque to:
Frank Field MP
c/o 15 Stoneleigh Grove
If you are donating online, to comply with electoral law, please make sure your billing address is the same as the address to which your card is registered.”
The information in the above graphic is sourced from two separate online locations.
On the left, we have information drawn from the website of Frank Field MP’s newly-minted Birkenhead Social Justice Party. The new party is a matter of a few days old and the web address is www.birkenheadsocialjusticeparty.com
On the right is information taken from the website of Wirral Council, and in particular from the details held for Independent Party Councillor Moira McLaughlin. The web address is www.wirral.gov.uk/councillors
Now, you may be way ahead of us here but bear with us a while as we explain our concerns. In the past, when Frank Field was up for election as a Labour Party MP candidate, he would rely upon the services of an election agent. The person performing that role in the past was alleged #racist and current Deputy Mayor of Wirral, Councillor George Davies.
However, due to the fact that the pair now occupy different parties, GD is no longer permitted to act as FF’s election agent. In fact, were he to do so, it would be considered an immediate expulsion offence. Labour Party members are required to place their trust in, hold close to their hearts and fully discharge the aims and values of the party. Helping your old mate and #Wirralgate protector to keep Mick Whitley out of office in Birkenhead would not chime in with those aims and values and would upset Jezza and John in no time at all.
So our next question is an obvious one.
Moira McLaughlin is the Leader of the Wirral Independent Group, a political party apparently – according to the Wirral.gov.uk website – which contains three Wirral Councillors. If George Davies cannot discharge the role of election agent for Frank Field on pain of expulsion, how on earth can Moira McLaughlin do it?
The Matron’s appearance and behaviour in this excellent video taken at FF’s sabotaged party launch at Birkenhead Town Hall on Friday 2nd August would appear to suggest she may be taking the word “Independent” altogether too literally.
But take it from us Matron, pleading a defence of “Independence” will not make you independent of the Electoral Commission’s rigorous rules, the ones detailing who is permitted to do what and who is cleared to handle public donations made in good faith. Take it from us, it certainly ain’t any old Tom, Dick or Moira.
To add insult to injury, as we can see, Frank and Moira are now unashamedly begging for cash from the straitened, poverty-stricken, austerity-clobbered Birkenhead public. They need £12,500 to go towards Frank Field’s election expenses.
Good luck with that.
1. Nowhere on the new website has Frank Field provided public reassurance by naming Moira McLaughlin or stating whether she is a new or founding member of his Birkenhead Social Justice Party.
2. Nowhere on the new website has Frank Field provided further public reassurance by stating that the quoted address where cheques should be sent is (strangely) that of a competing Wirral political party leader – Moira McLaughlin.
3. Furthermore, how on earth can the Matron – someone who has been up to her neck in proven disabled abuse in the past – be trusted with what could be – in Frank and Moira’s wildest dreams – large amounts of money destined for the cause of Birkenhead’s alleged Social Justice?
Here at Wirral In It Together, we have been long-term observers of both of these characters. We don’t like what we see, we never have, we don’t trust them an inch, and we believe the actions of both – on clear display here – to be highly suspect.
We will, therefore, be lodging an urgent complaint with the Electoral Commission tomorrow, 5th August 2019.
Wish us luck!
Our complaint – now lodged
The Electoral Commission response
It seems Frank and Moira are at liberty to play fast and loose, demand money from the public and print what the hell they want on their website. So says the alleged “regulator”.
For our part, we’ll simply warn you, hang onto your cash and whatever you do, don’t vote for the Birkenhead BS Justice “Party” (membership, 2)