Support for Bob
I THINK it is probably true to say that the majority of us tend to vote for a political party, rather than a political candidate.Public opinion would have it appear that we will have a Conservative government after the next election.
I THINK it is probably true to say that the majority of us tend to vote for a political party, rather than a political candidate.
Public opinion would have it appear that we will have a Conservative government after the next election.
All well and good.
However, how can we think party politics alone when discussing our local MP Bob Blizzard.
I have been eligible to vote for 50 years. I can honestly say that until moving to Lowestoft, some years ago, I had never set eyes on my local MP.
I have had Mr Blizzard on my doorstep twice (each time a Sunday) not canvassing for my vote but seeking public support regarding matters close to heart such as the third crossing and other matters relating to the welfare of his constituents.
- 1 Mystery surrounds container ships at anchor off Suffolk coast
- 2 Plans to redevelop major town centre building to be discussed
- 3 Bid to demolish countryside home to build church
- 4 Family's plea for information on engineer's asbestos exposure
- 5 TV and prescription medicine stolen from Lowestoft home
- 6 Car smashes through barrier after two-car crash in Lowestoft
- 7 All of the Suffolk streets that won the People's Postcode Lottery in June
- 8 Dad's anger after bike worth £3,000 stolen from Lowestoft park
- 9 'A great hero': Terry Butcher hailed on return to hometown
- 10 Pair running Suffolk cannabis factory worth up to £167k jailed
This is no posturing cabinet minister trying to justify bringing his country to the verge of bankruptcy.
This is not a man given to cheating on his expenses.
I don't think a mop and bucket can be put in the same league as mortgages, moats and mallards.
This is a decent man who never fails to support a good cause and works hard for Lowestoft.
The question must be asked.
Would it be morally right to dispense with his services because by reflection he is tainted by the inept senior politicians who have made Westminster a laughing stock?
This is not a party political letter on behalf of the Labour Party.
For the last 50 years I have been, and will remain, a staunch Conservative.