Tag Archives: anne main

Anne Main survives deselection attempt

St Albans Conservative Association voted last night to keep Anne Main MP as its candidate – despite criticism of her Commons expense claims.

From the BBC:

St Albans MP Anne Main allowed her daughter to live rent-free in a taxpayer-funded flat, which she said was cleared by Commons authorities.

Her constituency party has voted to keep her as its candidate for the marginal seat and she was “delighted”.

Claims against Ms Main, an MP since 2005, are still being investigated by the parliamentary sleaze watchdog.

The Telegraph reported back in May that Anne Main claimed mortgage interest of £1095.68 a month on …

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 14 Comments

Anne Main sparks row among St Albans Conservatives

From the St Albans and Harpenden Review: (Hat tip: Jonathan Calder)

The future of MP Anne Main has sparked a civil war among St Albans Conservatives.

Chairman Seema Kennedy and her two deputies, Matt Peck and Mary Zambra, asked Mrs Main to step down, and have now called a meeting of the local party’s 300 members on August 13, to vote on her de-selection.

But an opposing faction is backing the MP and trying to remove Mrs Kennedy and Mr Peck from their posts ahead of the crucial vote.

Defying clear advice from the party’s regional campaign director that

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 1 Comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 21st Sep - 10:53am
    Keeping the lights on - electricity supply from renewables does create some challenges. However, concentrated solar power in sunny deserts (Sahara) using salt as a...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 21st Sep - 10:12am
    Even if the extension to January 31 is secured that will not allow time for a people's vote to be held. Also the Tory mandate...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 21st Sep - 10:10am
    Michael BG: Legalistic? When we are talking about constitutional issues, surely the rule of law is paramount. As for our policy being a "constitutional monstrosity”,...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 21st Sep - 9:38am
    I think that FG and FF differences in Ireland had more to do with the sides they took in the civil war - the troubles
  • User AvatarJohn.M 21st Sep - 9:26am
    A broad-based Liberal party, with all its respectful debate, and ebb & flow of liberal perspectives and traditions can achieve so much more than a...
  • User AvatarFiona 21st Sep - 9:26am
    Paul, I absolutely agree that we need to be very clear about having a plan for what we'd do after Article 50 is revoked, and...
Thu 10th Oct 2019