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Labour accidentally use footage of Snowdonia rather than Scotland in TV ad

17 Jan 2019 1 minute read
Tryfan mountain in Snowdonia. Picture by Robert J. Heath (CC BY 2.0).

The Labour Party have been criticised after accidentally using footage of Snowdonia in an advert about Scotland.

Despite selling “Labour’s vision for Scotland,” the footage shows a clip of Tryfan Mountain near the city of Bangor.

Twitter users pointed out that the advert was created from footage from other Labour adverts aimed at audiences across the UK. Sarah Mackie spotted that the party had taken footage in Snowdonia.

She wrote: “Labour’s Scottish Branch Office doing a *wonderful* job of showcasing Scotland’s fabulous landscape in their latest PPB. Oh, wait…that’s actually Snowdonia. In Wales.”

A spokesperson for Scottish Labour said: “As Richard states in the film, this is our vision for Scotland and for the whole of the UK, because the urgent need to get rid of the Tories and elect a Labour government that will end austerity doesn’t stop at the border with England.”

An SNP spokesperson said: “This is pretty embarrassing for Richard Leonard – it’s hard to shake off Scottish Labour’s ‘branch office’ reputation when they can’t tell Snowdonia from Scotland.”

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