George nominated for “Backbencher of the Year” award

Local MP, Andrew George, has been shortlisted for “Backbencher of the year” in the annual “House Awards”.  The results will be known in a month’s time.

Mr George said, “I realise I stand no chance of winning the award – Parliamentary arithmetic at the very least is against it.  It’s a surprise and an honour to find myself on the nomination shortlist.  That is honour enough for me.  I am grateful to whoever proposed my nomination.

“I’m just getting on with the job of holding the Government to account.  I realise that that sometimes means I’m a thorn in their side, but just because I sit on the Government benches, it doesn’t mean to say that I should be uncritical.  I know I’ve been highlighted as the most rebellious MP.  But I don’t see this as either a badge of shame or of pride – I’m just doing my job!”

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