A CONSERVATIVE candidate has been criticised after she failed to turn up to talk to schoolchildren about the General Election.
Karen Tweed, Tory hopeful in Huddersfield, was invited to a hustings event at King James’s School in Almondbury yesterday.
But the Conservative candidate – who had already missed five election debates – failed to turn up.
The other three candidates invited to the hustings – Labour’s Barry Sheerman, Lib Dem James Blanchard and Clr Andrew Cooper of the Greens – all attended.
Mr Sheerman described Mrs Tweed’s non-appearance as “a bad day for democracy”, while Clr Cooper criticised her for “not engaging with the campaign”.
Mrs Tweed could not be reached for comment yesterday.