More bad news for Labour’s Enfield North candidate, expenses trougher Joan Ryan. Just this month the former Labour whip was bragging to voters about her spotless record on Enfield’s Chase Farm Hospital when she was their MP, before she was kicked out following the expenses scandal.
“As your MP I worked alongside the local community, health professionals, patients’ representatives and my fellow Labour colleagues for 13 years to keep Chase Farm maternity services and a blue-light Accident and Emergency department.”
Well that’s not what the minutes of her November 2009 Downing Street meeting with the former Prime Mentalist to discuss Chase Farm say. According to Gordon’s records, Joan didn’t sound too bothered about standing up for the hospital. They report:
“she was tempted to bow to the inevitable. Although she did not want to concede on the clinical arguments, she accepted that we had to move on.”
Who would have thought an ex-MP with a history of creaming her constituents would not be entirely honest with them?