Labour Nonce Whitewashes Candidate’s Wikipedia Page


Last year, Labour candidate Louise Baldock said she would no longer enlist the support of a schoolteacher banned for life after having sexual relations with a 14 year old boy. Andrew Duffell was found guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct” and bringing his profession “into disrepute” after engaging in a sex act with the child in a Teesside field. But Baldock washing her hands of Duffell hasn’t stopped him from whitewashing negative stories from her Wikipedia page.

Wikipedia’s records show that an account based in Baldock’s constituency named ‘Andrewww2015’ has been removing unflattering information about her. ‘Andrewww2015’ was until recently called ‘Andrew Duffell’. And the ‘Andrewww2015’ username is the same as that used by Duffell on other social media accounts.

He has used the account in the last few weeks to remove unflattering information about Baldock, including that she had received money from Tony Blair:

And edited references to Baldock winning her selection after being on an all-women shortlist.

Baldock insists “the most he ever did was deliver a few leaflets” and he “has no association with me or my campaign”. At least ContribSX wasn’t a paedo…

UPDATE 21 January, 2016: Andrew Duffell has put in a copyright claim for a selfie picture (now removed) showing him without a top. His weedy skinny frame is the least thing of which he should be ashamed…

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