The Orpington Labour Party wishes to make it absolutely clear that the inclusion of the photograph of the school in one of our general election leaflets was entirely our own decision and that no one from inside the school community had anything to do with it.
The Orpington Labour Party also wishes to state that we included the photo to draw attention to a section on education, and that the text was not intended as a comment on any particular school, least of all St. Paul’s Cray Primary.
We express our regret at the distress caused. We ceased distribution of the leaflet in the area immediately upon learning of the school’s concerns.
Nigel de Gruchy, Labour parliamentary candidate Orpington
Sue Polydorou, general election agent