It has been pointed out to Guido that Helen Jones is in fact a Shadow DCLG Minister. Despite being deeply unpopular due to her rudeness, Jones seems to be getting away from any responsibility after it emerged this morning that her son had been suspended from the party for computer hacking.
One of her PLP colleagues pointed out to Guido just now:
“If this was Eric Pickles’ minister we would be demanding that they stand aside… A minister’s child, who was in the ruling group of a local council? We would be jumping all over this.”
What did the Shadow Minister know and when? Etcetera…