MP works hard

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SOME constituency representatives in Parliament are elected to offices which add considerably to their work loads, and the member for Thirsk and Malton is a prime example.

Anne McIntosh took the chair of the EFRA Select Committee from Michael Jack, who was a hard act to follow, and she has excelled on behalf of the rural community and food production.

Her constituents should be proud of this, as I am sure any thinking farmers and landowners will be. Hers is a very rural constituency dependant on the multi-use land economy which occupies about 85 per cent of the area.

Anne is prepared to find against some policies proposed by DEFRA, not least policies that fail to create the sustainable countryside they promise.

I have appeared before her committee on a number of occasions representing either the tenanted sector or upland issues, and I can assure people it is inquisitorial and leaves no ground unturned.

I’m not a political animal and to me it is people who make things happen, not the politics brought into our daily lives. Anne McIntosh is serving not only her constituents well in fighting for what is needed, but also she is doing a tremendous amount for all aspects of the rural community nationally.

Mike Keeble, East Witton, Wensleydale.

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2:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

I met her and was very impressed by her determination to deal with peoples' problems.

This Tory Government is riding on the backs of MPs like her. It's a pity a vote for her results in Cameron, Osborne and the like, whose only loyalty is to the Bankers and money manipulators who got us into the mess, which Dave and his pals keep shouting is down to Labour. Believing if they say it often enough, plenty of people will believe it for them to really make us suffer without the Libdems.

SOME ARE FOOLED BY IT, EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE WORKED FOR IS BEING DEVALUED BY THE HOUR BY DAVE AND HIS PAY MASTERS!!!!!

Vote for your own interests, anybody not them !!!!
I met her and was very impressed by her determination to deal with peoples' problems. This Tory Government is riding on the backs of MPs like her. It's a pity a vote for her results in Cameron, Osborne and the like, whose only loyalty is to the Bankers and money manipulators who got us into the mess, which Dave and his pals keep shouting is down to Labour. Believing if they say it often enough, plenty of people will believe it for them to really make us suffer without the Libdems. SOME ARE FOOLED BY IT, EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE WORKED FOR IS BEING DEVALUED BY THE HOUR BY DAVE AND HIS PAY MASTERS!!!!! Vote for your own interests, anybody not them !!!! George Appleby
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2:27pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Jonthan says...

When she became MP she promised she would give up her former MEP post in Brussels and concentrate on her Parliamentary constituency. However the years rolled by and she kept both jobs and pocketed a double salary. Presumably she regarded them both jobs as requiring only part time attention.Eventually
, and after a lot of pressure, she dropped the European thing.

I just mention it as an onlooker enjoying the sight if Tory internecine warfare. Lets have more of it.
When she became MP she promised she would give up her former MEP post in Brussels and concentrate on her Parliamentary constituency. However the years rolled by and she kept both jobs and pocketed a double salary. Presumably she regarded them both jobs as requiring only part time attention.Eventually , and after a lot of pressure, she dropped the European thing. I just mention it as an onlooker enjoying the sight if Tory internecine warfare. Lets have more of it. Jonthan
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

Maybe she should leave the Conservative Party and join UKIP; her years of riding the EU gravy train would make her a worthy rival to Nigel Farage, while her homophobic views would make her a great hit with party activists.
Maybe she should leave the Conservative Party and join UKIP; her years of riding the EU gravy train would make her a worthy rival to Nigel Farage, while her homophobic views would make her a great hit with party activists. Fat Harry
  • Score: 5

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