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Foster defence on expenses row is feeble

July 23, 2008

Lib Dem parliamentary hopeful Nick Perry has bitten back following MP Michael Foster’s defence of his vote to block the reform of MPs expenses.

See this link for today’s story in the Hastings & St Leonard’s Observer.

In response, Nick has quoted The Times’ 4 July article on the subject:

‘Plans for rigorous external audits, a reduction of the threshold of receipts from £25 to zero and a ban on furniture or home improvements were all thrown out by MPs who voted against the plan by a majority of 28’.

He says to Mr Foster, “You cannot turn this round and say that you, the obstacles to reform, were actually the shining knights of the piece.

“If only local government workers had had the same sort of backing from you that you gave to your fellow Labour and Conservative MPs.

“Of course, you did not respond to my invitation to join the recent campaign for fairer pay for the public sector’s lowest paid workers…”

[What do you think of Michael Foster’s voting record?]

See this link for Michael’s voting record.

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