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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Julia Goldsworthy MP is the Abi Titmuss of Westminster Says Constituent
"Julia is the Abi Titmuss of Westminster. She has shown that despite ample opportunities for her to raise the profile of local issues from a national platform, the only profile she seeks to raise is her own. Roll on the general election." So says Loic Rich, a constituent of Falmouth & Camborne MP Julia Goldsworthy on the First Post website. Loic has written a diary of La Julia's appearance on the Channel 4 The Games programme and says it showed how out of touch she is. You can read the whole thing HERE.
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Oh just shut up!
Loic Rich sounds like a nasty spiteful piece of work...
I have to say...it sounds a bit petty. George Galloway was locked away (thank god!) for several weeks, nobody could contact him, and he was working for publicity. Goldsworthy attended the budget, and several other parliamentary commitments, and was raising money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Hardly a crime. And as for drinking wine and chit chatting with c-list celebs.....doesn't every MP do that to get in the paper?
Beneath you, Iain, to be honest. I think you know full well that Goldsworthy was not locked away from the outside world and that MPs have a right to do things other than constituency work provided they do not let that work slip. MPs are not monks - a point Loic Rich apparently ignores.
Get past the two words 'Abi Titmus' and that attempt at a clever, catchy soundbite really does peter away into just about nothingness, really...
Keep on fighting the good fight, though, Loic...
it ain't petty it's life.If she's dumb enough to go on the show then it's her lookout.For my money no MP should be on a show like that and if she really believed in her reasons for doing it,then she's dumber than she looks.
Did she learn nothing of George?
Rigger - I just thought she came across well. I just don't quite understand why Iain has used his website to attack her a couple of times well when she seems like a perfectly pleasant young lady. What has she done to deserve this from Iain? Win an election, as opposed to losing by 10,000 votes I suppose.
Er, I think you'll find I have merely reported what one of her own constituents is saying. N'est ce pas?
All MPs have constituents who don't like them for one reason or another. No doubt there are one or two or ten thousand former constituents who would have a thing or two to say about your good self! You know well enough that your post was a silly little attempt to lend credence to one of these characters. Don't compound it by playing the neutral observer now!
am I bovvered?
I can't believe the ridiculousness of this article, I am probably one of the minority of young people living in the Falmouth & Camborne Constituency to be interested in politics and I can tell you from a young persons point of view that Julia Goldsworthy is a Damn good MP.
I asked one of my friends once (to try and prove a point that he knew something about politics) who the Prime Minister is, he had to think about it! Teenager generally, don't watch the news, don't read the MP’s updates that come through the door, and don't give much attention to the political goings on in their area, but they DO watch TV, and this is a way for young people and many other areas of the community besides to hear of a politician and at the very least learn their name.
I've met Julia on three separate occasions in less than a year since she was elected and I can say that every time she came across as a very approachable, friendly, and human MP, her interests are blatantly in her constituents, and although I agree that there might have been a bit of PR going on with her entering the games, it wasn't negative, she didn't start purring for the entertainment of the nation, she did it for a reason - for a very worthwhile cause and I was behind her every step of the way!
As for being the 'Abi Titmuss of Westminster' I’ve never heard anything so stupid – Julia is much, much cleverer!
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