‘Funny tinge’ Blairite who defected to Lib Dems demands £22,000 when she loses her seat – Nye Bevan News


“I cannot underestimate my horror in finding in the latest guidance these payments are only available if you stand in the same ‘seat’ – The implications of this are terrifying.”

“As you can imagine being an MP for a considerable amount of time these payments provided some comfort in the event of losing on election day.”

“Given I had no option but to move to another party and then no option but to move to a vacant candidacy, I honestly consider I am being discriminated against,” Smith claimed she had to run in a different seat because the Lib Dems had already selected a MP candidate in Penistone.

HER DECISION TO LEAVE LABOUR AND JOIN THE LIB DEMS WAS HER OWN.

She continued: “To be honest it is terrifying me and cannot say loud enough that I feel aggrieved that after serving our country for last 14 1/2 years I could lose everything because of this rule that if implemented would cost me around £22,000 in loss of Office Payment and 2 months net pay.”

 

Source: ‘Funny tinge’ Blairite who defected to Lib Dems demands £22,000 when she loses her seat – Nye Bevan News

One thought on “‘Funny tinge’ Blairite who defected to Lib Dems demands £22,000 when she loses her seat – Nye Bevan News

  1. I have no sympathy for Angela Smith for it was her choice to leave Labour and join the Lib Dems and in doing so she should have been aware of all the consequences of doing so.

    I would advise ‘know the consequences of an action, before committing to the action’.

    I also do not agree with the ‘loss of Office Payment and 2 months net pay’ where in anyother employment would you be paid for voluntarily leaving your employment, unless it was in response to greivences as detailed in the Contract of Employment.

    Our MPs are indeed well looked after for this is just one of the priviledges related to being an MP, some others are a subsidised restaurant and also a Bar an additional dwelling and others.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.