There have been reports previously, but Melissa Kite, Daily Telegraph, also writes that David Cameron has, in effect, 'ditched' his own party candidate in the Oldham East & Saddleworth by-election campaign in order to allow the Coalition LibDem candidate a better opportunity against that of the Labour Party. To quote Nigel Farage, it is necessary to ask David Cameron: Just who the hell do you think you are?
This decision of Cameron's, if true, is nothing but gerrymandering - pure and simple. Such an act is illegal within our electoral laws, so the next question is: When will Plod be knocking on the door of No 10? Just who gave Cameron the authority to interfere with due electoral process? To interfere with the electoral process is a punishable offence under the Representation of the People's Act, an Act that all Parties, Candidates and Party Officials are bound to observe.
A further question is whether the local constituency association were consulted or whether this decision by Cameron is just a further example of the dictatorial hold he has on his party. If Cameron can act in such a cavalier fashion where matters of his party are concerned, the question also has to be asked whether he acts in the same manner where our country is concerned.
And what of the views of Conservative Party Members in the constituency of Oldham East & Saddleworth? Were they consulted? It would serve Cameron right were the entire, potential, Conservative vote then transferred to UKIP, in protest at his dictatorial manner - because what Cameron has done is effectively disenfranchised supporters of his own party.
This decision, if as I said previously is true, means that Cameron has done the greatest disservice not only to himself, his party and his Office, but to democracy in this country!