Ipswich Labour have been delivering junk mail in Saint Johns Ward. A copy of which has been obtained by Ipswich Labour’s favourite blogger. It slags off the Tories blaming the county council for potholes that don’t get fixed because Labour councillors are to lazy to report them.
The Leaflet then contains an article that insinuaates that Labour councillors Sandra Gage and Shelly Darwin are on the same par as Millicent Fawcett. To say that a suffragette from a hundred years ago is of equal importance as Shelly Darwin and Sandra Gage is risible. The leaflet also claims that Shelly Darwin tried to stop Tory closures of libraries when no libraries were ever scheduled to close and no libraries have closed. Are Ipswich Labour still banging that drum? One thing that can be said about Ipswich Labour is that they keep their lies consistent even when the evidence that they are lying is clear for all to see. It says that Sandra Gage was one of the first female highways engineers to work at Suffolk County council. How does that make her equal to Millicent Fawcett?
Clearly Ipswich Labour are claiming to be fighting a battle that was won a century ago. Millicent Fawcett fought against an unjust inequality that was there. Now the Labour party are fighting against an unjust inequality that doesn’t exist.
Full suffrage was given to women a hundred years ago by a Conservative government, the first female MP elected to the house of commons was a Conservative MP, the first female party leader was a Conservative leader, the first female prime minister was a Conservative prime minister. Nobody would even put Millicent Fawcett on the same parr as Conservative prime ministers Margeret Thatcher and Theresa May so to compare Shelly Darwin and Sandra Gage with her is ridiculous.