Email received today from well known vegan Kerry Mc Carthy MP in response to this Porkie Pies “article” by Nadine Dorries..
“Further to Nadine Dorries’ latest blogpost,which you’ve brought to my attention (I’m not a reader!) I can confirm that I did exchange a couple of emails with the Mail of Sunday a few weeks ago when they approached me, and in those I said that you had never been employed by the Labour Party or a Labour MP in either a paid or voluntary capacity. The Labour Party, I understand, also confirmed this when they were asked.
I told the journalist that although I wasn’t aware of the set-up in Mid Beds CLP these days, I thought it was extremely unlikely that such a constituency would have a paid organiser or website administrator. I also pointed out that even a city the size of Bristol doesn’t have one, and that the Bristol website is run by volunteers, which is the norm. I’ll forward you the emails to confirm this is what was said. *has done*
Also, I understand from a conversation I had recently with Kelvin Hopkins, MP for Luton North, that Nadine raised this with him and he told her that Bedfordshire Labour Party does not have a paid organiser and that he didn’t know who or what she was talking about!
So… I don’t know why she is saying these things. Perhaps it’s part of the 70% she’s referred to recently?”
** PAGE UPDATED 25TH OCTOBER 2010
I have a couple of comments to add to this in regard to the Labour Party and Mid Beds CLP.
“the Labour party organiser for Mid Beds and according to the Mid Beds Labour party web site, the Labour Prospective Candidate for Mid Beds, gave an interview to my esteemed local paper”
OK, there is no “Mid Beds Labour Party web-site” to the best of my knowledge, which is why I started a free forum blog page for them last month. I assume it is this “website” that Ms Dorries is referring to here.
Secondly, I am not “the Labour Prospective Candidate for Mid Beds” although, as I told the BOS reporters (tipped off by *somebody* to come to MY HOUSE) a few weeks ago, I was a NOMINATED candidate for the upcoming 2011 Central Beds LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS. I believe that there are 33 seats being contested and although my bottom is large, even with my two Bottoms I couldnt possibly cover 33 seats!