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Parliamentary watchdog investigates Barwell’s begging letter

Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, is under investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The notice of the investigation was posted on the official parliamentary website last week. The offence? “Use of stationery”. True, this hardly sounds like … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Phone calls, promotions and new policies

In his latest despatch from Westminster, Croydon North MP STEVE REED outlines what it was like to be part of the parliamentary reshuffles I was replying to constituents’ letters and emails in my office at Westminster when my phone rang. … Continue reading

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Dog gone it: Reed’s new job enough to leave him barking

Ahhh, the glamour of being on the political front line. Or lack of it. One moment, you’re a mere backbencher, one of the most junior MPs in the House of Commons, with less than a year’s seniority. The next, after … Continue reading

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LibDem candidate tries to steal credit for scrap metal bill

Marisha Ray, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Croydon North by-election, has criticised people who steal. But a LibDem press release saw their candidate being a little light-fingered herself. Just ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Ray has claimed the credit for … Continue reading

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“Shamed” MP Barwell’s apologies fail to make amends

Under extreme mental stress when the MP for Croydon Central, ANDREW PELLING says he felt shunned and abandoned by his supposed parliamentary friends. That his mental ill-health was exploited at the General Election by a colleague should have the latest … Continue reading

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