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MP 'needs new watch'

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

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CONSERVATIVE MP Richard Graham should buy a new watch to prevent him being late, according to an opposition councillor.

But Mr Graham, MP for Gloucester, rejected criticism from Labour's Mark Hobbs, a Gloucester City Council member, who said missing opportunities to ask questions in the House of Commons was a "disgrace to the city".

Mr Hobbs raised the incidents at Thursday's full city council meeting.

He suggested the MP should receive further reprimand for lateness, "which was a disgrace to the city."

But Mr Graham hit back.

He pointed out he's spoken 48 times – on time – in the last year.

"That's significantly more than the average MP, and far more than my predecessor – 29 in his last year," he said.

He pointed out that he chairs five All Party Parliamentary Groups, is secretary of a sixth, is Parliamentary Private Secretary to a Foreign Minister and is the PM's Trade Envoy to Indonesia, all of which he said are unpaid roles.

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  • griffin6  |  January 31 2013, 7:47PM

    we really do have the worst MP in the country

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  • TimMessanger  |  January 31 2013, 12:32PM

    He's an unmitigated embarrassment to the city, did he get his bike back????

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  • Beekeeper  |  January 31 2013, 11:22AM

    Has he fixed his printer yet?

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