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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