Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Claire Ward is Debasing Politics
Claire Ward has been Labour MP for Watford since 1997. She clearly thinks her position is in danger. Otherwise, why would she issue a leaflet designed to scare the voters of Watford into thinking that a Tory government would shut the local hospital. The only trouble is, it is complete and utter rubbish, as THIS story in the Watford local paper from last December makes clear.
And Sir David Nicholson, chief exec of the NHS said “This Government is committed to it and Andrew Lansley who visited the other week said a new Conservative government, if there is one, is committed to it as well.”
I used to think it was only the Liberal Democrats that indulged in disgusting campaigns like this - designed to frighten and scare. It now appears Labour MPs do too.
I do not think it is over the top to call Claire Ward a liar. Hopefully she will get her comeuppance in a few weeks and will lose her seat.
UPDATE: Former Labour MPJane Griffiths has a none too charitable view of Claire Ward, judging by THIS blogpost today.