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Labour early voting letter confused Welsh with Scottish Labour and Mark Drakeford with Keir Starmer

01 Apr 2021 2 minute read
Keir Starmer picture by Rwendland (CC BY-SA 4.0).

A PDF letter sent to Labour voters who signed up through the party’s early voting website confused Welsh and Scottish Labour and First Minister Mark Drakeford with UK Labour leader Keir Starmer.

The letter included a number of errors, including misspelling Cymru and another error in the Welsh language.

It also displayed an image of Keir Starmer above text saying ‘Mark Drakeford – Leader of the Welsh Labour Party’, and Keir Starmer’s signature above Mark Drakeford’s printed name.

The letter featured Scottish Labour’s logo and the text referred to the SNP rather than Welsh politics, mentioned Nicola Sturgeon and called for “building a socially just Scotland”.

Drakeford was also billed as the ‘Leader of Plaid Llafur Cyrmu’ and text saying ‘Diolch yn fawr’ (thank you) was missing the ‘fawr’.

The PDF letter was sent to those who wanted to sign up for early voting through Labour’s website. Those who entered their details were sent the PDF letter.

At the time of writing, the letter had been removed from the website and those who signed up were only sent instructions on postal voting.

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