Conservatives apologise to elderly couple who was sent campaign letter addressed to 'Mr F***ingjoking'

Mimi Launder
Wednesday 11 April 2018 11:15
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Picture:(Twitter / @LauraAMcCormack)

The Conservative Party has been forced to apologise after an elderly man was "shocked" to receive a campaign letter addressing him as 'Mr F***ingjoking'.

The letter, which appears to be signed by Theresa May, thanked 'Mr Youmustbe F***ingjoking' for his support and asked for cash donations to the Tory campaign.

It was shared on Twitter by Laura who lives next door to the man and his wife in Streatham, South London.

Laura, who was shown the letter by the couple's son, told indy100 that the "incredibly rude letter" left the couple "shocked and angry when they received it". She said:

I was really surprised when I saw it. I’ve previously worked in a role that involved some direct marketing and I can’t believe that no one spotted this before it was sent.

It just struck me as sheer incompetence on behalf of the Tories to not have any checks in place for this type of language.

She tagged the Conservatives in a tweet, but hasn't received a response.

The letter was posted with official Conservative leaflets, though the recipients are not Tory members, Laura said on Twitter.

A Conservative spokesman told indy100:

It is unacceptable that this letter was sent out and we apologise for any offence caused.

We are currently investigating this matter to ensure it does not happen again.

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