by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007
Putting aside the faux-outrage of the Mail’s typical nudge-nudge coverage – complete with large, provocative photos – there are some interesting issues here:
– should the fact that Cllr Bushell operates a sex-line from home preclude her from standing for elected office under the Lib Dem banner?
– did she tell her local party about these activities before seeking election as a Lib Dem?
– how did the Bushells get elected as Lib Dems when not (it seems) members of the party?
This is something of a liberal dilemma – Cllr Bushell is, let’s remember, doing nothing illegal. Yet how comfortable would many local parties be in fielding her as a Lib Dem candidate, knowing it would leave them exposed to such negative publicity?