A Fulwood resident has set up a website requesting that Mark Hendrick, the current MP for Preston, step down or not contest the next election after the revealing of his claims for expenses.Advertisement
The website – markhendrickmustgo.org.uk – states that Hendrick is
yet to justify himself to the public
we want an MP who will work hard and effectively on behalf of the people of Preston, someone who has their own mind and uses it, and who has the integrity and moral courage to stand by their beliefs. We think that it must to be someone who can show they opposed the war on Iraq for, whilst we accept that others may disagree, that is our personal test of integrity
Details of Hendrick’s expenses came out in the Lancashire Evening Post last week:
MP Mark Hendrick paid back almost £7,000 after he claimed mortgage interest payments for BOTH his Preston and London homes on his taxpayer-funded expenses.
He revealed that between April 2007 and March 2008 he overclaimed £6,850.52 in mortgage interest payments on his second home allowance.
It will be interesting to see if this kind of website can have an impact in the next general election – whenever that may be.
If you’d like to quiz Mark Hendrick yourself about his expenses or ask him about any other issue, his next ‘MP Surgery’ is on Saturday 6th June 2009 from 11 AM – 1 PM at UCLan Students’ Union, Fylde Road, Preston.