A RESIDENT has hit out at a Conservative party leaflet saying “vulnerable residents are being targeted”.

The literature has been distributed to some homes across the Colchester borough listing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policies and how much they would supposedly cost the country.

It claims every year every taxpayer in the country would have to pay £2,400 for initiatives such as introducing a four-day week and nationalising rail, energy and water services.

Resident Martin Roddy has slammed the leaflet, saying it has caused fear and anxiety.

He said: “I have personal experience of a vulnerable elderly lady suffering from cancer who was scared and fearful she had received a warning utility letter.

“It had her name, date and bill number written in the top right hand corner. It is designed to look like a red debt letter with monthly figures printed in red.

“It briefly mentions it was delivered by the Conservative Party. The Conservatives clearly have a database of vulnerable people they are targeting and exploiting.”

Conservative Party candidate for Colchester Will Quince said the figures were researched by the party’s central office.

He said: “It is not made to look like a tax bill. It is designed to highlight the cost of a Labour government.

“The figures were found by the Conservative central office. The leaflet was targeted to certain areas but I don’t know what targeting has been done, I don’t have any say or control.

“It is clearly from the Conservative Party and it’s clearly a political leaflet.”

Mr Quince will be standing against Martin Goss (Lib Dem), Mark Goacher (Green) and Tina McKay (Lab) in the election on December 12.