Tory Candidate Caught Lying On Radio: Party Says It Was Not A Lie
ASHLEY Waterhouse, 22, is the youngish Conservative standing in the Normanton ward calling into the Radio Derby’s breakfast show debate on honesty. He gives his name as – yep, you’re ahead of us – “Paul in Normanton”. He’s local. And he wants you to know it.
Waterhouse gets found out because having earlier called and been told that candidates were barred form the conversation, the radio station recognised his number.
Having been caught lying, Waterhouse offers to resign for the sock puppetry. But Derby South Conservative Association says his deception is an honest “mistake” and he is fit to represent others and the Party.
Phil Bailey, chairman of Derby South Conservative Association, opines:
“I think it was a genuine mistake, I don’t think it was deceit and lies.”
Because a lie is something deliberate?