Wednesday, 12 December 2012

I'm Puzzled About Keith Vaz MP

Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East (and All India, apparently) has become the spokesman for the family of the unfortunate Nurse Jacintha Saldanha. She was working at a hospital in Central London and living nearby. The constituency MP for Westbury-on-Trym where her family live is Charlotte Leslie, who happens to be a Conservative.

Does this mean that one can one choose the MP to assist one according to political affiliation or, heavens forbid, ethnicity? I understood that ones constituency MP, whatever his level of incompetence, was duty bound to at least pretend to work for all of his constituents. If the convention has changed, I might get someone to represent my interests at last and my vote won't be wasted.

1 comment:

Edward Spalton said...

Vaz is a very slippery character. As a convinced europhile, he appeared at the People's Pledge rally, supporting a referendum on EU membership. That was the Saturday. On the Monday when the vote was taken in the House, he did not vote.

He also once described himself modestly as "the most important Asian in the country". So perhaps this is the role he is now fulfilling.

The Democracy Movement produced a very good leaflet about him, in the style of a detergent advert. "New miracle Vaz won't wash" - and that sums him up nicely, I think.

Wherever there's a phot op or chance of advancement - there he'll be!