Public Sector: Agency boss takes swipe at 'hysterical' MPs

A public sector PR agency chief has hit out at MPs for 'hysterical' electioneering over public services being played out in the media.

In a column written exclusively for PRWeek, London Communications Agency director Luke Blair stated: 'On everything from health, to crime, to transport, to education, some of the politics being played out in the London media at the moment are already getting hysterical.'

It is widely expected that a general election will be called for 6 May, which is also the date when borough elections will take place. If so, it would be the first time both have fallen on the same day since 1963. However, some Labour figures are calling for the general election to be held on 15 April to wrong-foot the Conservatives.

'This means turnout could well be double what it normally is for local councillors, which is going to throw up some very strange results indeed,' added Blair.

He claimed these high stakes were leading to 'endless political rants' from the main parties: 'If we were to believe everything the politicians have been claiming in London ... we could be forgiven for thinking that, come 7 May, town halls will simply collapse under the weight of their own debt.'

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