Why is the Grantham and Stamford MP so silent on the number 10 party scandals?
By Adrian Abbs
As we know the MP for Grantham and Stamford was parachuted in because it is a very safe Conservative seat. He repays that by always voting with the whip and looks to climb up the political ladder by never rocking the boat.
Therefore, no matter how outraged local people might be about all the recent revelations, he sees no reason to say anything. He's not in the same situation as many Conservative MPs that are now worried about losing their seats. We need to change that.
All I see myself is a culture of ignoring the rules. Starting with the PM, it spreads through his cabinet, advisors and apparently top civil servants but is also endorsed by MPs who remain silent or worse support what was happening. Those MPs need to be called out, so don't be afraid of writing a letter to them and the local press saying how disgusted you are.
A single incident might have been understood by the majority of people (we all make mistakes), a few incidents could even be accepted by many people (we can ask, is their heart in the right place?), but something that is clearly endemic cannot be accepted.
We have only one way to get our voices heard and that is in the voting booth. We have chances shortly with 3 bi-elections so watch out for emails asking if you can help.
I'm certain that the Conservative party will work the odds of which is the best way to stay in power, but that won't change their culture. It just allows them to say "give us another chance, it will be different this time".
Also keep in mind that the Conservative party are expert at this, with decades of experience of playing what they see as a game. Whenever the change is made, it will all be made to sound very reasonable and therefore we need to challenge this by speaking to voters.
As we all know, this is not a game, it is our lives, and our MPs focus on party rather than people means we lose out.
Silence on this issue speaks louder than anything else on what is most important to that MP.
Join the local campaign, it's hard work as we build our base, but without the Lib Dem voice being heard more often we end up with the extremes that are in charge today.
Thanks for reading this article
Adrian Abbs B.Sc.
West Side Avenue, Grantham
South Lincs and Rutland