‘Not at vital debate’

York Press: ‘Not at vital debate’ ‘Not at vital debate’

You report that Anne McIntosh MP is renewing her campaign for faster broadband speeds in Thirsk and Malton. Well isn’t that fabulous for us all?

What you didn’t report is that she was the only non-minister Tory MP from North Yorkshire who failed to attend a crucial Westminster debate on delivering super-fast broadband to the county on January 8 – two weeks prior to her press release that led you to your report.

What pressing engagement kept her away from such an important meeting?

It wasn’t that she was away from Westminster, as she managed to maintain her usual seat behind David Cameron at PMQs that day.

Or was this yet another example of the pattern of behaviour which has forced so many of us in the constituency party to the painful conclusion that AM does not merit automatic readoption for Thirsk and Malton Conservatives as our MP: plenty of press release spin, but only hollow commitment or action on behalf of her constituents.

We deserve better. Much better.

Victor Buchanan, Ordinary member, Thirsk & Malton Conservative Association.

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2:50pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Zetkin says...

Have you asked Miss McIntosh? She might have been doing something important, like advising IDS on better ways to hammer those nasty disabled people.
Have you asked Miss McIntosh? She might have been doing something important, like advising IDS on better ways to hammer those nasty disabled people. Zetkin

8:21pm Mon 27 Jan 14

gwen4me says...

Don t you love it when mealy mouthed Tories start stabbing each other in the press?
Don t you love it when mealy mouthed Tories start stabbing each other in the press? gwen4me

9:53am Tue 28 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

Seems the National Papers have gotten hold of this Story now, seems the Conservatives now have their very on Falkirk on their hands.
Seems the National Papers have gotten hold of this Story now, seems the Conservatives now have their very on Falkirk on their hands. The Great Buda

6:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Jonthan says...

If they manage to dump her, she might leave the nasty party for the even nastier party and win the seat for UKIP
If they manage to dump her, she might leave the nasty party for the even nastier party and win the seat for UKIP Jonthan

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