Grant Shapps hits back over Michael Green candidate, branding it a 'demonstration of Labour chaos'

PUBLISHED: 09:33 10 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:41 10 April 2015

MP Grant Shapps

MP Grant Shapps

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Welwyn Hatfield Tory candidate Grant Shapps has hit back after it emerged a candidate called Michael Green will stand against him.

Political Scrapbook editor Laurence DurnanPolitical Scrapbook editor Laurence Durnan

Mr Shapps branded it a “demonstration of Labour’s chaos”.

Yesterday it was announced that the candidate has changed his name by deed poll to Mr Shapps’ business pen name.

Laurence Durnan editor of Westminster news website Political Scrapbook, is acting as agent.

Mystery surrounds who the candidate is, but Mr Durnan said he has “recognition factor”.

"Ed Miliband claims he wants a clean fight, yet his own union bosses appear to be behind this rouse. It’s another demonstration of Labour’s chaos."

Grant Shapps

Mr Shapps said: “With so many important local issues – from fighting the incinerator, to the future of our local hospital, it’s extraordinary that a Union funded Labour website have parachuted in someone who will effectively stand against their own candidate.

“Ed Miliband claims he wants a clean fight, yet his own union bosses appear to be behind this rouse. It’s another demonstration of Labour’s chaos.

“Meanwhile, I will do what I’ve always done in Welwyn Hatfield and work to bring the community together to get things done around here.”

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