Two Managing Directors have been criticised in the lead up to the election after reportedly telling staff that their jobs were at risk if they failed to vote Conservative.
A Managing Director, wrote to staff on the day of the election stating “If by any chance Labour win, we’ll have to rethink a few things here at the company so if you value your job and want to hold onto your hard earned money vote Conservative”.
Similarly, on the day before votes were cast, a Managing Director of a bookmakers warned staff to vote Conservative because of their liberal attitude towards fixed-odds betting terminals. In a memo to employees, the MD warned employees of pledges by Labour and the Liberal Democrats to reduce the maximum stake in terminals from £100 to £2 due to concerns about the machines addictiveness. However, with the terminals accounting for more than half of their revenue, the MD warned employees that, if implemented, “business will be unable to continue and jobs will be lost”.