David Cameron gets Tory candidate’s name wrong in Oldham East & Saddleworth

David Cameron has been up in Oldham and Saddleworth today doing some ‘stealth campaigning’. But just in case any one got the wrong end of the stick and thought Dave wanted the Tory candidate Kashif Ali to win – he demonstrated his lack of interest in the Tory campaign by getting the candidates name wrong in an interview with the Beeb.

You can listen to it here: cameron_oldham_gaffe

Q: How worried are you that there’s going to be an anti-government reaction here? This is people’s first chance to shown what they think of the coalition?

DC: I think what we’ll be saying is look this is actually about choosing a new Member of Parliament for Oldham and Saddleworth. That’s the key thing and who’s going to make the best candidate to replace the Labour MP who you know, had the seat taken away from him because of the way he behaved during the election. And that’s really what it’s about, is someone to stand up for this area in Parliament and our candidate Ashif [sic] is very very strong, I think he’ll do a very good job.

Update: Those little tinkers at Political Scrapbook got hold of the video and made this little beauty

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2 Responses to “David Cameron gets Tory candidate’s name wrong in Oldham East & Saddleworth”

  1. Paul says:

    He also get the name of the constituency wrong.

  2. David Morris says:

    Too much is being made out of this. He missed one letter off the candidate’s first name and that’s it. He’s said the name correctly many times before (there’s video evidence of that). Other people have made mistakes that are worse.

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