Why was the ‘True Opposition’ Billboard removed?


Labour Party members attending their conference in Brighton this weekend were welcomed by a digital billboard advert making the case that Green MP Caroline Lucas is offering the real opposition in parliament.

Video: 10 second digital billboard ad to greet Labour delegates arriving in Brighton from Caroline Lucas MP

Video: Digital billboard before advert was pulled

Having placed the ad in good faith, and having been reassured that it broke no rules, we learned today that it is being taken down.

Rob Shepherd, Chair of Brighton and Hove Green Party, said:

Rob Shepherd“As recently as this morning, we’d been reassured that there were no restrictions on political messages on the billboard, and that no rules at all had been broken.

“Community Base are a fantastic organisation, and we’re disappointed that someone apparently felt the need to put them under pressure. This was a light-hearted advert, but clearly it hit a nerve.

“In any case, it was factually correct, and we were very pleased to be able to tell Labour delegates that their party is down the hill and on the right.”



View the ad at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwiNUo_w6Bo

For more information please contact the Brighton and Hove Green Party office on 01273 766 670.



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