More bad publicity for controversial Labour candidate

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Steph BoothArguments over non-payment for building work have landed controversial Labour candidate Steph Booth more bad press. According to the Halifax Courier, Halifax County Court has ordered her to pay £1000 to builder Shaun Rudman who built her a utility extension room to her house in Todmorden.

The court also rejected a counter claim by Steph Booth of £1000 for "mess, stress and inconvenience."

Bad publicity has surrounded Steph Booth's candidacy. There have been questions over the postal voting which led to her selection ("Cherie Blair's stepmother at centre of 'vote rigging' row" - Daily Mail), Yorkshire Post revelations about her role in ousting the previous candidate Janet Oosthuysen and another Daily Mail piece, currently off line for legal reasons

See also:

Halifax Courier - Cherie Booth's stepmum Steph is told: Pay up
Hebweb Forum: Getting Into Parliament (Nov 09)
Hebweb News
: Updated (Sept 2009)
Mail on Sunday: Currently offline for legal reasons
Hebweb News: Public meeting in Hebden Bridge on the future of the Labour Party (September 2009)
Hebweb News - Labour Selection Saga continues, with fuller details of the Yorkshire Post article (April-May 2009)
Hebweb Forum: Labour to send Craig to Westminster (August-Sept 2009)
Hebweb Forum: Labour selection process (April 2009)
Hebweb Forum: Janet Oosthuysen (Jan 2009)
Yorkshire Post article
Daily Telegraph - Cherie Blair's step-mother in voting row (April 2009)
Daily Mail: Cherie Blair's stepmother at centre of 'vote rigging' row as she clears first hurdle to become an MP (16th April)

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