Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mark Prisk - the Tories' fictional minister

From the BBC News site:

A Conservative MP has been criticised for his behaviour as shadow minister for Cornwall given that there is no equivalent government post.

Mark Prisk, MP for Hertford and Stortford, was accused of breaking parliamentary convention by undertaking case work outside his own constituency.

Lib Dem MP Matthew Taylor queried the practice of shadowing a "fictional" minister but Mr Prisk did not respond.

The Speaker said it was wrong for MPs to "interfere" in other constituencies.

Liberal England says: You stupid Prisk.

1 comment:

dheigham said...

This is quite a challenge. How can one write a piece of fiction involving a Shadow Minister for Cornwall, and make it credible?

On the other hand, if Tory HQ authorised the operation, are they preparing to abandon the idea of a single-member constituency?