The Labour party is proving how competent it is by sending an email to thousands of people addressed to 'Firstname'

Sunday 22 May 2016 16:10
Science and Tech
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Labour is the political party that prides itself on being a movement, with 380,000 members and “every single one of them… vital”.

So it’s awkward that the party’s communications team has emailed every vital member – subject “What about you?” – with the greeting “Dear Firstname”.

Some suggested it showed how far the party has to go before it will be seen as a viable contender for Government.

Others asked why Labour stopped at the name #strongmessagehere.

And soon it all got a bit existential:

indy100 has contacted Labour to ask how this happened and if the party's communications office will try to remedy it somehow. It should make for interesting reading.

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