Helen Grant may have sacked her part time researcher/husband in the wake of a turning over by Dispatches for her expenses and property rent-swapping, but the Equalities Minister is not out of trouble yet. Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price has humiliated her fellow 2010 Tory by refusing to share a platform with her at an event in constituency. Grant was visiting the town hall and Doyle put the boot in:
“I only heard she was coming on the grapevine, but chose not to go as I disapprove of Helen Grant’s expense claims and I don’t really wish to be associated with that kind of behaviour.”
Nice to see principles before party politics for once.