Labour’s secretly pro-European candidate criticises me for not backing her tactically – she doesn’t mention Brexit in her election leaflet!

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The Labour candidate for Tiverton & Honiton, Liz Pole, has made an extraordinary attack on me on Facebook for not endorsing a Devon for Europe recommendation to vote tactically for her. D4EU has changed its advice that the situation in the constituency is ‘ambiguous’ to a Labour recommendation, but I pointed out:
Martin Shaw The YouGov MRP poll gives a central estimate for Labour 19% and LDs 16%, Tories 57%. There really isn’t a tactical vote in Tiv & Hon. I recommend voting for the opposition party which best represents your views.
Liz Pole replied:
Elizabeth Pole  Martin Shaw I note your attempt to undermine Devon for Europe’s hard work and and my campaign and your lack of understanding of the concept of teamwork. Please take your divisive partisan comment elsewhere. 
Then I looked at her election leaflet (above) – it doesn’t even mention Brexit, Europe or a second referendum, yet she wants us to vote tactically for her on these grounds!
I’ve now stated that I will publicly endorse (in Tiverton & Honiton) the first of Labour, Lib Dems or the Greens to put their money where their mouth is on tactical voting – by urging their supporters in the neighbouring East Devon constituency to vote tactically for Claire Wright against the parachuted Tory candidate. Until then I stick to my advice to vote according to your own views.
If these parties won’t urge their supporters to vote tactically in East Devon where there IS a genuine tactical option, why should I back them in Tiverton & Honiton where there ISN’T?

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