MP has represented constituents well
Sir, I read D Johnson’s letter ( The Oban
Times, June 1) with interest. While I agree with some points, I was puzzled at the comments about Brendan O’Hara, who has served for two years as an SNP MP for Argyll and Bute. I quote ‘a novice MP adept at claiming expenses’. What does this actually mean?
The claiming of expenses is very closely scrutinised so what is D Johnson insinuating? If D Johnson has any evidence expenses were claimed in an irregular fashion, I think the authorities need to know.
Argyll and Bute is a very large constituency and travel needs careful planning. Mr O’Hara was elected to serve everyone in Argyll and Bute at Westminster so is D Johnson saying that we should elect someone to represent us and they never return to speak to constituents, hold surgeries, visit businesses and charities?
This is nonsense and wouldn’t be democratic. Mr O’Hara has visited Islay a number of times over the past two years supporting local industry, visiting groups as well as a range of local people. This to me is democracy at its best.
We can question our representatives and give them an up-to- date picture of what is happening in the constituency. Perhaps D Johnson would like to expand his or her view of what democracy means to them. A Pilley, Islay.