So this is why the Tories have been trying to keep their Eastleigh candidate quiet

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2013

LibDemVoice noted last week that the Tories’ candidate in Eastleigh, Maria Hutchings, had been playing hide and seek with the media. Now we know why…

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Quote from today’s Mirror: ‘You’ll never be a surgeon if you go to a state school’: Tory by-election candidate rubbishes education system — Tory Maria Hutchings indicated two local schools with glowing Ofsted reports were not good enough for her boy

4 comments

Obviously she’s not gifted with tact. But if Nick Clegg sends his son to a private school, will there any real difference between them?

by Chris on February 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm. Reply #

[...] generating a slew of negative stories as a result. Slip in the occasional public comment that generates more controversy. And even after all that, leave Lynton Crosby largely out of things, rather than calling him in to [...]

by By jove I’ve got it: now I understand the Tory Eastleigh strategy | Mark Pack on February 17, 2013 at 9:26 am. Reply #

[...] The Tory candidate Maria Hutchings ran into trouble on Saturday for her comment that it was “impossible” for her gifted child to get a good enough education in the state system. As I blogged on Saturday: So this is why the Tories have been trying to keep their Eastleigh candidate quiet. [...]

by Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of all the weekend’s news (18 Feb) on February 18, 2013 at 8:27 am. Reply #

[...] had another stuttering day. It’s not just their candidate, Maria Hutchings, who continues to generate headlines for the wrong reasons — though she [...]

by Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (19 Feb) on February 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm. Reply #

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