By Matthew Barrett
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Many Conservative activists are well aware of the hypocritical and dirty campaigns run by Lib Dems in local elections. A particularly controversial campaign was run for a by-election they won by 23 votes yesterday in Kingston-upon-Thames.
In Kingston, whose MP is the Lib Dem Energy and Culture Secretary Ed Davey, Lib Dem leaflets boasted “It’s always a straight fight here in Grove Ward”. The "unknown Conservative" described in the leaflet was Adrian Amer, who is gay.