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Telegraph report

Makes a change from the Birmingham reports I suppose. For all of Jerry Hayes' attempts to smear the Lib Dems yesterday I can find no coverage.

This report in the Birmingham Post looks at some of the potential ramifications from Bordesley.

It remains a question with me as to who told the police that what happened on the Wyrlie Industrial Estate was lawful.


Bob Piper said…
Strangely, I see no reference to today's story from the Birmingham Post. Could it be because it portrays St John Hemming in a less than glowing light? I quote: During cross-examination by Jerry Hayes, counsel for two of the Aston Labour councillors, Coun Hemming admitted that many of his allegations about postal votes were based on hearsay.

Mr Hayes said little weight could be placed on Coun Hemming's evidence since most of it was "tittle tattle".

There had been a "fetid air" about the election and Coun Hemming and the Liberal Democrats had set out to smear the Aston Labour candidates, Mr Hayes said.

Mr Mawrey said: "Hearsay evidence cuts no ice with me."
john said…
Because it was my role to collate all the allegations from across the city and pass them to the police most of the evidence I personally have will, of course, be hearsay.

I did provide evidence of about 50 votes misdirected from Aston Ward.

Given that Jerry Hayes had said he would cover me in faecal matter and spent 3 hours cross examining me it appears you are wrong.

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