People Are Furious That Owen Smith Woke Them Up With A Text At 4am
The Labour leadership contender has lost the support of people trying to have a Sunday lie-in.
Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith texted loads of people in the middle of the night asking for support, and they're unsurprisingly not very happy about that.
The campaign texts, promising policies that "matter to us all", went out from midnight on Saturday onwards. A campaign spokesperson blamed it on a glitch.
"There was a technical glitch with the system used for sending out messages, which meant some texts were delivered after the intended 8pm cut-off," said the spokesperson. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused."
The text got a particularly frosty reception from supporters of current leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Some people called on Smith to apologise for the rude awakening.
Others have just complained on Twitter.
While some have vowed not to vote for him after the text.
Holidays were ruined.
Husbands were angered.
Although some people thanked Smith for his dedication to the cause.
The texts were still going out later on Sunday morning, but that didn't seem to improve the reaction much.
And some people are just feeling left out.
But, if you don't want to be woken up by 4am messages from the Labour leadership campaigns, it might be a good idea to turn off your notifications before bed in future.