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Tue, 03 May 2011 09:59:00 GMT
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John Broughton, a Conservative Welsh assembly candidate, has criticized the policies of British Prime Minister David Cameron and Welsh party leader Nick Bourne.

In his Twitter page, Broughton also called Heledd Fychan and Helen Mary Jones, the candidates of Welsh political party Plaid Cymru “odd and fruitcake.”

According to Plaid Cymru, Tories and Labors made a "mud-slinging contest" out of the election.

Broughton has used his twitter to criticize Bourne, saying "nice guy completely wrong policy".

"Clearly there were differences of opinion in the assembly powers referendum, as there were in the Labour Party.

"I agree with David Cameron and Nick Bourne that Wales needs a change from Labour who wrecked our economy and are now cutting our NHS. Welsh Conservatives will be a new voice for Wales on 5 May."

However, Welsh Conservatives spokesperson said the candidates have the right to campaign on whatever side they wish.

"Now the referendum is over, John and all other Welsh Conservatives are working hard to provide a new voice for Wales after 12 years of failed Labour policies which saw soaring waiting lists, falling educational standards and Wales branded the poorest part of the UK," he said.

"Both the Conservatives and Labour are guilty of turning this election into a mud-slinging contest because they have nothing to say about the issues that are important to the people of Wales," said a Plaid Cymru spokesperson.

Labors blamed Broughton for turning on the members.

"David Cameron and Nick Bourne don't even have the confidence of their own candidates, let alone the voters,” said a Lib Dem spokesperson.

"John Broughton was in a room clapping along to Cameron's speech only a few days ago and yet here is sticking the boot in on his fellow Tories."

"Mr Broughton's comments about fellow assembly candidates are not appropriate and he should apologize immediately."

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