Cyber high jinks as Rebecca Long-Bailey web address turns up Lisa Nandy leadership pitch

Written by Total Politics Staff on 15 January 2020 in Diary
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Those looking to find Rebecca Long-Bailey's official campaign website could be in for a surprise after a cyber stunt.

Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey has become the victim of a cyber prank after the website "RebeccaLongBaileyforleader.com" was purchased and redirected to rival Lisa Nandy's official campaign website.

There is no suggestion Lisa Nandy's team are behind the mischief given the RBL domain was purchased almost a month ago - long before either leadership candidates set up their official websites.

But it is unlikely the prankster will ever be unmasked given they used a domain protection service to cover their trails when purchasing the web name.

 

 

A search for the websites of other leadership candidates under the same format finds the page KeirStarmerforLeader was purchased way back in 2017 but is yet to publish any content.

Meanwhile, Barry Gardiner, whose leadership bid fell apart within hours, was snapped up just five days ago. Perhaps being mothballed for a future tip at the top job?

But Lisa Nandy could find herself victim to a similar prank as it appears the domain "LisaNandyforLeader.com" remains available to purchase for the princely sum of $11.99.

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