Election 2015 England

Southampton Itchen misspelt in letter from David Cameron

Cameron letter Image copyright Tyler Coombes
Image caption Tyler Coombes posted the letter with the spelling mistake on Twitter

An election campaign letter from Prime Minister David Cameron, complete with misspelled constituency name, is "embarrassing", a resident has said.

Letters were addressed to constituents in Southampton Itchen, detailing Conservative successes, with the area spelt "Itchin".

Resident Tyler Coombes, from Sholing, said the mistake was "poor".

A spokesman for the Conservative Party said: "This was an honest mistake, made in the heat of campaigning."


Mr Coombes posted the letter on Twitter and said: "Thank you for your letter @David_Cameron. Perhaps next time you could spell Southampton ItchEn correctly? #poor".

He said he usually voted for the party but this made him "question things".

He said: "It is a basic letter from the Conservatives saying what they have done in power and what it would mean if we vote them in, it's David Cameron giving himself a thumbs up.

"It is just a bit careless, it is not what you want from a person running the country.

"I usually vote Conservative but this makes you prick your ears up a bit, it's a bit embarrassing."

The BBC understands the letter was sent to a large number of households

Labour's John Denham has represented the constituency since 1992.

The candidates for the constituency are:

Eleanor Bell, Liberal Democrat

Rowenna Davis, Labour

Royston Smith, Conservative

John Spottiswoode, Green

Kim Rose, UK Independence Party

Sue Atkins, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Source: yournextmp.com

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