An ugly side to Westhoughton Labour has emerged this week after one of their councillors launched a personal attack on local campaigner David Wilkinson, branding him a “donkey”.
In another attack, a social media page that often supports Labour posted a picture of David wearing an eye patch to mock him.
The childish attacks have been criticised by Westhoughton residents. When one asked whether they thought it was appropriate, they responded: “Very appropriate.”
The picture was later removed after the backlash for residents.
One resident told us: “It’s disgusting hopefully it will get you more votes! Pathetic and childish.”
David responded: “We haven’t got time for this. I am out and about every day meeting Westhoughton residents and listening to their concerns. Sadly we’ve now come to expect these sorts of things from Labour.”