Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson says the place for MPs is in their constituencies

Nadine Dorries should be in her constituency, not the jungle says Swindon MP

Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson

MP Nadine Dorries

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SWINDON North MP Justin Tomlinson believes Nadine Dorries return to face her constituents will be much worse than anything she faces in the Australian jungle.

Yesterday it was announced Ms Dorries, who is MP for Mid-Befordshire, will be appearing in the ITV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, which could see her away from her constituency for almost a month.

She is thought to be receiving £40,000 for her appearance on the show, which she claims will help highlight issues in her area.

Mr Tomlinson said it was unacceptable and that being an MP was a full-time job.

“What Nadine has done is bag herself £40,000 and at the same time fuelled her constant desire for fame," he said.

“While she may face some grim tasks in the jungle it will be nothing compared to dealing with the furious constituents she is meant to be representing who are all, quite rightly, questioning how she will be able to do that on the other side of the world.

"It would have helped if she had already registered not to collect her MP salary during that month and also if she had said that every penny of her £40,000 appearance fee would go to the charities she is claiming to be out there promoting.

“There are too many MPs who treat their role as a bit of a sideline.  Gordon Brown MP is a classic example, only occasionally popping in, a guest appearance in Parliament – yet still on a full-time MP’s salary. 

"If you as an MP wants to do something else, step aside and let someone who will work full-time as an MP have a chance. We all collectively have a duty to try and restore faith in political process, which was so badly damaged in the expenses scandal.”

Ms Dorries is currently suspended from the Conservative Party.

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2:47pm Wed 7 Nov 12

rednwhitedynamite says...

Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.
Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you. rednwhitedynamite
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3:09pm Wed 7 Nov 12

The Real Librarian says...

Yup.

Here's an idea.

Lets send all the MP's to the jungle for six months and see what happens.

I bet we might find we can do without them
Yup. Here's an idea. Lets send all the MP's to the jungle for six months and see what happens. I bet we might find we can do without them The Real Librarian
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4:02pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Amberflame says...

I was going to say she is an embarrassment to her profession!

Silly me!!
I was going to say she is an embarrassment to her profession! Silly me!! Amberflame
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4:05pm Wed 7 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...

rednwhitedynamite wrote:
Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.
How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable?

It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is.

Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies.

As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway.

Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please.

Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.[/p][/quote]How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable? [p] It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is. [p] Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies. [p] As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway. [p] Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please. [p] Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position. I 2 Could B
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4:15pm Wed 7 Nov 12

StillPav says...

Isn't it the responsibility of the constituents not to vote for MPs who treat their role as part-time, fiddle their expenses or who were part of the last Government who left this country in such a mess?
Isn't it the responsibility of the constituents not to vote for MPs who treat their role as part-time, fiddle their expenses or who were part of the last Government who left this country in such a mess? StillPav
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4:26pm Wed 7 Nov 12

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Perhaps Justin should be reminded of a coalition pledge to allow a power of recall over MP's.

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/33163

Perhaps Justin would like to take this up and ensure it is implemented. Some how I doubt it.
Perhaps Justin should be reminded of a coalition pledge to allow a power of recall over MP's. http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/33163 Perhaps Justin would like to take this up and ensure it is implemented. Some how I doubt it. LordAshOfTheBrake
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6:20pm Wed 7 Nov 12

rednwhitedynamite says...

I 2 Could B wrote:
rednwhitedynamite wrote:
Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.
How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable?

It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is.

Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies.

As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway.

Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please.

Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.
Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy?
[quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.[/p][/quote]How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable? [p] It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is. [p] Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies. [p] As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway. [p] Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please. [p] Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.[/p][/quote]Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy? rednwhitedynamite
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7:39pm Wed 7 Nov 12

MrAngry says...

The jungle is full of leechs. One more won't make a difference.
The jungle is full of leechs. One more won't make a difference. MrAngry
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8:48pm Wed 7 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...

rednwhitedynamite wrote:
I 2 Could B wrote:
rednwhitedynamite wrote: Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.
How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable? It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is. Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies. As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway. Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please. Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.
Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy?
My car insurance has gone up by £20 this year, it's a DISGRACE that my MP hasn't got involved and got me a £5 discount. Won't be voting for them again *pokes bottom lip out*
[quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.[/p][/quote]How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable? [p] It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is. [p] Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies. [p] As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway. [p] Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please. [p] Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.[/p][/quote]Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy?[/p][/quote]My car insurance has gone up by £20 this year, it's a DISGRACE that my MP hasn't got involved and got me a £5 discount. Won't be voting for them again *pokes bottom lip out* I 2 Could B
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11:51pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Empty Car Park says...

rednwhitedynamite wrote:
I 2 Could B wrote:
rednwhitedynamite wrote:
Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.
How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable?

It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is.

Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies.

As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway.

Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please.

Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.
Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy?
It's not Justin.

Oliver hasn't been elected
[quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: Justin, you may as well have been in the jungle last month when many of Swindon's youngsters lost their jobs at Northwood Environmental... in fact I bet there is fungai on trees in the Australian jungle that would make a more effective MP than you.[/p][/quote]How, exactly, can an MP 'save' a failed private company that is unsustainable and economically unviable? [p] It's ridiculous to expect MPs (of any party) to be able to simply waltz along and sort out everything you might like to be other than it is. [p] Blame the owner, director and management at Northwood Environmental - that's where the problem lies. [p] As for Dorries, she has always been keen for what she perceives as 'fame' and celebrity. All she's really done here is lower herself to the level of chancers such as George Galloway. [p] Still, like Louise Mensch (who I note has attacked Dorries for her TV appearance), they both know they would have lost their seat in the next general election in any case, so why not just do as they please. [p] Seems a shame that with comparatively few female MPs the ones we do have seem to be fairly unconcerned about achieving the position.[/p][/quote]Hi Justin, how you doing, buddy?[/p][/quote]It's not Justin. Oliver hasn't been elected Empty Car Park
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7:19am Thu 8 Nov 12

TinkeyWinkey says...

Wouldn't trust any of them. Look at the story about Andy Harrison!! Another one that tells fibs to save his rear.
Wouldn't trust any of them. Look at the story about Andy Harrison!! Another one that tells fibs to save his rear. TinkeyWinkey
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11:31am Thu 8 Nov 12

swindon_mini says...

"“There are too many MPs who treat their role as a bit of a sideline. Gordon Brown MP is a classic example, only occasionally popping in, a guest appearance in Parliament – yet still on a full-time MP’s salary."

Bit below the belt Justin, it is not as if he didn't have the 2 most powerful jobs in the government for 13 years. Which is 8 more years than you will be an MP for.

Btw I have had no like for Gordon Brown or Tony Blair when both were in government.
"“There are too many MPs who treat their role as a bit of a sideline. Gordon Brown MP is a classic example, only occasionally popping in, a guest appearance in Parliament – yet still on a full-time MP’s salary." Bit below the belt Justin, it is not as if he didn't have the 2 most powerful jobs in the government for 13 years. Which is 8 more years than you will be an MP for. Btw I have had no like for Gordon Brown or Tony Blair when both were in government. swindon_mini
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12:44pm Thu 8 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...

I think Justin makes a fair point about Gordon Brown. He got kicked out of Number 10 because he was disliked, inept and a dismal failure... but then continued to grab his MPs salary and expenses while hardly ever attending Parliament and simply sulking back home in Scotland.

He's been doing that for 18 months.

Although I do agree with you that, sadly, Swindon will probably make the mistake of flopping back to two abysmal Labour MPs at the next election. And then Justin will probably win again in 2020.
I think Justin makes a fair point about Gordon Brown. He got kicked out of Number 10 because he was disliked, inept and a dismal failure... but then continued to grab his MPs salary and expenses while hardly ever attending Parliament and simply sulking back home in Scotland. [p] He's been doing that for 18 months. [p] Although I do agree with you that, sadly, Swindon will probably make the mistake of flopping back to two abysmal Labour MPs at the next election. And then Justin will probably win again in 2020. I 2 Could B
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7:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

1 2 Could B says...

Plenty of time still left for sucking up though
Plenty of time still left for sucking up though 1 2 Could B
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