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My proxy for my MP Jacqui…..

Dear Readers,

I would like to make you aware that this weblog is not an official represetative of Jacqui Lait, local MP, for Beckenham and Crystal Palace.

The sole purpose of this blog serves as a “proxy” weblog, on behalf of my local MP. Which forms part of my university course project.

Thank you








Omar C. Richards



MP’s Slept During Chancellor’s Budget Prsentation.

By:  Omar C. Richards

The House of  Commons last week  (Thursday March 13th, 2008) turned in den of sleepers, rather than politicians who should be  thinking rigorously about the country’s economy.  Jacqui Lait, Conservative MP for Beckenham  said:

 ” My impression of the budget was one of boredom.”    As the Northern Rock issue, one of Briton’s major bank crisis was given little or no consideration on the economy’s agenda. 

Is your MP representing you?

How often do we see our local MPs?

As far as I am corncerned, the role of a member of parliament is that they are there to serve and represent the people.

Voted in by the people and work on the behalf of the people.

Even though I have lived in the Crystal Palace area for several years and have never seen my MP.

I am pleased with the policies she represent in Parliament and also strongly support.  Thank goodness for the  internet which provides  me with such information. By which I am informed on my local MP’s activities.

However, this makes me wonder a bit……..   How is is that politicains are being paid for community services and are never visible or in reach to the “common” people in the community.

Is this a fair act? Well …….. as the saying goes politics is a game. And for sure those playing it, are do so well.

please free to leave you comments about how you feel.  And as usual you are welcome to invite others to take a surf, through my bolg.


Omar C. Richards

Mental Health Questioning

Jacqui questions the Health Services , on it ability to maintain patience with mental illness problems to stay in the system.  Ms Lait is concerned about those people who were held under the Mental Health Act (1983).  She believes that some patience have ran away due to a failure of “mental health trust.”

Lait in Support of Waste Report

By Omar C. Richards

 Jacqui Lait, last week in parliament was in support of her fellow ministers’ report on ” Waste Collection,” believing that should the report be considered it would ” Incentivise communities differently.”

“I, too, congratulate the hon. Lady and her Committee on a very good report. It focuses entirely on refuse collection, which is the right thing to do, but there is the immediate interaction with disposal. The issue is being driven by the landfill tax. Did the Committee at any stage consider innovative methods of refuse disposal, or has it any plans to do so? Some methods would incentivise communities differently. To produce electricity, they would need a continuous flow of waste-to-power anaerobic digesters, gas plasmification systems or incinerators.”

Source: Hansard.

Welcome to Jacqui’s world. By Omar C. Richards

Dear All,

Welcome to the new Web blog for Jacqui Lait, Local MP for the London Borough of Bromley.

My name is  Ambassador Omar C. Richards a freelance journalist, presently studying at the City University, London.

I am also a member of Ms Laits’s borough.

Here you will find all the lastest on Ms Lait, from her actions in parliament to her movements in the community.

Just to refresh you on Ms Lait’s Political career here is a little reminder:

Jacqui Lait was elected Member of Parliament for Beckenham in November 1997 and was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland in September 2001. During the Cabinet Reshuffle in November 2003, following the change of Party Leadership to Michael Howard QC MP, Mrs Lait was appointed Shadow Home Affairs Minister, with particular responsibility for the voluntary and charity sector as Shadow Minister for the Civil Society. Since the General Election in May 2005, Mrs Lait was appointed Shadow Minister for London. In 2007 she was appointed Shadow Minister for Planning.She was MP for Hastings and Rye from 1992-97, and was the first appointed Conservative woman Whip in 1996, reappointed in 1999 – January 2000 after returning to the House of Commons to represent Beckenham. She was a Frontbench spokesman on pensions from January 2000 until September 2001. Jacqui has been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon William Hague MP at the Welsh Office and the Department of Social Security, and PPS to Sir Nicholas Scott. Jacqui has been a member of the Health, the Deregulation Committee, and the Science & Technology Select Committees and has served on a number of Bill committees. She was secretary of the Positive European Group and joint secretary of the South Africa Group. Jacqui began her career in public relations in the jute industry in Dundee, and then worked for Visnews, the international television news agency. In 1974 she joined the Government Information Service in the Scottish Office, the Privy Council office and the Department of Employment, leaving in 1980 to join the Chemical Industries Association as their Parliamentary Adviser. She has also run her own Parliamentary Consultancy. In 1984 she fought the European elections in Strathclyde West and in 1985 she fought the Newcastle/Tynebridge by-election. She has been Chairman of the British Section of the European Union of Women from 1990-92 and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Women’s National Committee. Jacqui was a Trustee of the National Missing Persons Helpline until 2002, and was Chairman of City and East London Family Health Services Authority from its inception to November 1991. She is a member of the Alumni Trust Fund Board of the University of Strathclyde and was a Foundation Governor of Archbishop Tenison’s School in Lambeth.  Source:  http://www.jacquilaitmp.co.uk 

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