Cllr Phil North, the new leader of Test Valley Borough Council branded the suspension of political campaigning due to the terror attack in Manchester, 'Bizarre' and 'Pathetic' on Twitter yesterday (24th May 2017).
The final tweet of the day from Cllr North which stated that 'Election campaigns being suspended again tomorrow is pathetic, quite frankly.' was later removed.
In addition to Conservative North's comments on Twitter yesterday, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, Alex Payton is reported to have been campaigning yesterday morning outside Roman Way school, although the Lib Dems do deny that they were campaigning, but rather looking at the traffic issues outside the busy school.
This morning (24th May 2017), the Liberal Democrats campaign shop in Andover Town Centre is open for business with three supporters inside with the door open, the shop lights on and Lib Dem Councillors and supporters surrounded by campaign literature.
Andover & Villages spoke to the Liberal Democrat Head Office who said, 'We don't class it as campaigning to be sitting in a shop."
Labour Candidate Andy Fitchett spoke to the Lib Dems in the shop and asked why they were campaigning during the suspension, Lib Dem Richard Rowles said, "Don't be a d**k, you're just jealous that we have a shop."