back to top

Can You Spot What's Wrong With This Wannabe Conservative MP's Leaflet?

You had one job.

Posted on

This is Hannah David, a wannabe Conservative MP hoping to topple incumbent Labour MP Gareth Thomas in Harrow West.

Hannah David / Facebook / Via Facebook: video.php

This is the leaflet she sent to local residents in December. Can you spot what's wrong with the leaflet?

It's slightly awkward.

The Conservative party gives parliamentary candidates a template in which to add their own details – their name, the constituency they're running in, pictures and details of the work they've done – but David forgot to change one of the crucial parts.

Instead of the constituency name, David's leaflet just said: "[INSERT NAME]".

Thomas, her opponent in Harrow West, has been the local MP since 1997. He was a minister for international development under the last Labour government and is currently part of the shadow cabinet.

Labour is also hoping to win in the neighbouring constituency of Harrow East, which the party has made a key target seat, although the Conservatives are giving their full backing to the incumbent, Bob Blackman.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.