How the general public and CON voters specifically view wind farms. YouGov Oct 19 2012. See chart twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/stâ€¦
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) November 14, 2012
Shouldn’t Tories back their leader on renewable energy?
On the eve of the Corby by-election a secretly filmed video has been made public showing that the CON MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, managing the Tory campaign was supporting the abortive candidature of the Telegraph’s James Delingpole.
This is a hugely serious issue in any party and Heaton-Harris could be in worse trouble than Nadine Dorries. People can get expelled from parties for supporting rival candidates.
The apparent reason was the wind-farm issue – something that Heaton-Harris is apparently passionate about. The Delingpole plan was to stand on an anti-wind farm ticket.
Where this will go we’ll have to see. One thing is clear as the polling above shows – Tory anti-wind farm campaigners have a long way to go before they’ve even convinced their own voters.
It also sends out a very different message on green issues compared with the party leader, David Cameron.
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