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From The Archives: A Complaint Email To The Conservative Party

29 Sep

Complaint Letter: No. 19


By Email:

Chris Philp
Queens Park Conservatives
1a Heath Hurst Road
London NW3 2RU
7th March 2010


Dear Mr Philp
Thank you for your recent campaign letter.
However, I am listed on the electoral roll as ‘Ms’ not ‘Mrs’, and I find it somewhat old-fashioned (not to mention presumptuous) that someone in your admin department felt obliged to alter my title.
As it happens, I am married, but I choose to use my maiden name with the ‘Ms’ for the reason that men do not have their marital status mentioned in their title, therefore why should I? 
I would expect this sort of presumptuous grammar from an estate agent’s mail-out, not from a political party trying to attract new voters. 
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely 
Ingrid Stone

The Response (by email):


Dear Ms Stone
I am very sorry for our mistake, the database that we use is directly from the electoral role (sic), but sometimes there are mistakes made.
I have changed your title on the electoral register.
Sincere Apologies
Chris Philp
Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn