Is not a good idea, if you actually had nothing to do with them.
Following on from my slight surprise at claims in the Labour Clissold ward newsletter about 'achievements' which were actually just the delivery of basic council services, I've just been copied into this email from the Chair of the Stoke Newington Common Users Group, to Hackney Labour Party:
"Dear Hackney Labour Party
I live in Cazenove ward and got your election broadsheet the other day and am told that a similar one with the same information was delivered to people in Northwold Ward.
In it you imply /claim that the council was responsible for the creating the new play area on Stoke Newington Common.
This is simply not true. That playground was fundraised for, designed and commissioned by local residents in the Stoke Newington Common Users Group.
This makes one wonder what other mistruths you may be relying on.
Surely with such a huge majority, Hackney Labour have enough of a record to rely on without irritating community groups in this way? It doesn't seem a particularly viable long-term strategy.