Okay, realistically we’re not going to win though. Especially since the Tories have just received 5 defecting Councillors from Labour. Don’t quite know how they’ve done it, but the Tories have stolen a march on us this time.It was certainly meant to look like a comment from a Lib Dem activist, but it was posted from Grant Shapps' Youtube account.
Shapps, then a shadow housing minister and the man in charge of the Tory campaign in the by-election, denied the accusation. He gave his explanation of the incident to Iain Dale, the writer of the leading Conservative blog in those days, saying that his account had been hijacked.
The comments on that post suggest that not everyone was convinced.