Sheffield residents and Clive Betts MP have complained to South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Council Public Health Director, regarding the actions Kurtis Crossland, the Lib Dem Candidate Mosborough, for blatantly breaching Government guidance prohibiting door to door Election campaigning during the lockdown.
Current national lockdown restrictions in England, say: “You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary”. The Government have confirmed that is these restrictions do not support door to door campaigning or leafleting by individual political party activists.
However, on Saturday 13rd February Mr Crossland was seen by residents personally delivering campaign material on the Westfield estate.
Clive Betts MP stated “ I am absolutely appalled by this action. Someone who aspires to be a local councillor should be setting an example not selfishly putting his own interests above the health and safety of local residents. I believe all those who are carefully following the rules and putting up with personal hardship will be extremely angry that a politician once again thinks there is one rule for everyone else and another rule for them.
“I want the Police and council officers to take action to publicly hold this man to account”.
Note to Editors-
Cabinet Office guidance makes it absolutely clear the delivering campaign literature is not one of the accepted reasons for leaving home during the lockdown – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/may-2021-polls-delivery-plan/may-2021-polls-delivery-plan