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Vandalism of election board condemned as ‘attack on democracy’ and ‘wholly wrong’

The election sign vandalised near Beaumaris (Pic: Dale Spridgeon)

POLITICIANS from opposite sides have condemned the vandalism of a board promoting an election candidate on Anglesey.

The destruction of the sign, daubed with red paint, has been branded an “attack on democracy” and “wholly wrong”.

The large board placed on a tree near Beaumaris was in support of Welsh Conservative candidate Virginia Crosbie, the island’s former MP.

She is one of the candidates standing for the Ynys Môn seat in the General Election on Thursday, July 4.

The board is beside a lay-by on the Garth Bends, along the A545, which runs between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris.

Ms Crosbie said: “This sort of activity is really an attack on our democracy.

“It is very sad but a sign of our times unfortunately.

“I deplore any vandalism of political signs, whatever the party.

“Everyone should be free to express support for any candidate.”

Ieuan Môn Williams, Welsh Labour’s parliamentary candidate said: “Everyone should be free to support whichever candidate they choose, and vandalising or destroying supportive materials just because you don’t agree with the candidate is wholly wrong.

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“Virginia Crosbie is putting forward her case to the people of Ynys Môn, just as I am.

“Residents will decide for themselves on July 4 who they will trust with their vote.”