Rossendale Free Press



I’M appalled but not surprised that our MPs Jake Berry and Sara Britcliffe voted with Boris to abolish the Standards Committee.

This was tantamount to doing away with what little scrutiny we have over MPs’ behaviour.

I’m not sure if they were playing follow my leader or really signing up for no oversight on the sleaze that is engulfing the government.

The same taxpayers who have been sold down the river by Tories selling off the country’s infrastruc­ture.

The same taxpayers who are told there is no money for social care, kids’ meals and the pension triple lock.

Never mind “levelling up” - some parts of the country are flatlining. We need more transparen­cy not less.

Plus if an MP leaves or is ousted from a party it represents, a by-election should be automatic. Name and address withheld

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