12 New Road
29th October 2000
I always enjoy reading your letters page, and was especially amused by the Mark Reckless leaflet typing error in William Hague’s surname, as pointed out by a long-term Liberal Democrats supporter.
Ah well, I suppose it just goes to show the rush in which I suspect all parties have to prepare such materials—we’re all too busy trying to do the tasks the public requires us to do, as well as earning a living, to spend as much time and effort as we’d wish on what we might call peripheral activities.
Now without wanting to make a cry of “pot, kettle, black!” I have to state that most Liberal Democrats “Spotlight” and other materials I have encountered over the years have been full of typos, grammatical errors, poor layout and other deficiencies, not only in this area but in other boroughs. However when I prepared “Spotlight” and other paperwork for the area where I lived before moving to Kent, they were as close to 100% correct as anyone could expect. As proof I still have them archived here.
I think all this shows is that quality in this arena depends more upon the skills of the person, and on the time available, than on the political party.
John M Ward (Councillor, Horsted)