I am grateful to Julian Ware-Lane for making me aware of the Labour election advert in the Leigh Times.
I was intrigued to see that the headline of the advert was to use the local elections in Southend on Thursday as the opportunity to send a message to Cameron and Clegg.
Flicking through the archives of the election literature that I have amassed over the years was a section from a piece of election literature sent to residents in West Shoebury during the 2006 by-election campaign.
I had to have a chuckle as the Labour candidate claimed that this election was about local issues and accused Conservatives of 'insulting peoples intelligence' if this election was about sending a message to Tony Blair the Prime Minister of the day.
Before I get numerous comments that local Labour Party personnel have changed since 2006, the Labour candidate Lars Davidsson is the Labour candidate in Chalkwell on Thursday and his agent was Cllr Ian Gilbert the Labour Group Leader and Labour candidate in Victoria pictured in the group photo.
Whilst I openly admit that I do not agree with Labour politics and on many occasions vehemently disagree with my Labour opponents but I didn't expect them to resort to using sheer hypocrisy.