Lib Dem MP for Oxford West, Dr Evan Harris, has this week become the subject of an angry leaflet campaign, aimed to deter constituents from voting for him.

Dr Harris has been branded “Dr Death” due to his support for voluntary euthanasia and the removal of some restrictions on abortion. 

One leaflet was from anonymous “concerned constituents in Oxford West and Abingdon”. The other was issued by Keith Mann, from the Animal Protection Party, who is running against Dr Harris. It said, “Harris is the most vocal supporter of Oxford University’s secret animal research programmes. Here researchers attack the brains of monkey’s [sic] in order to replicate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.”

Dr Harris admitted that he was worried for his seat, in what has become a marginal constituency after recent boundary changes.