Tameside MP slams Osborne editorial appointment
Friday 17th March 2017 @ 14:42 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has slammed the appointment of George Osborne as the editor of the London Evening Standard.

The former chancellor will continue to serve as an MP for his Tatton constituency in Cheshire whilst taking on the four-day-a-week job as the leading figure of the popular daily newspaper, following in the footsteps of Sarah Sands.

But Mr Gwynne was left unimpressed when he heard the news, claiming the ‘lack of respect’ Mr Osborne has shown to his existing role as an MP is a ‘disgrace’.

“Just as Osborne was shown to be a failure as Chancellor, he’s showing himself to be a failure as an MP – taking more interest in stuffing his pockets than representing his constituents and the North of England in Parliament,” said the shadow minister and elections chair.

“The lack of respect he’s shown to his role as Member of Parliament is a disgrace and it looks like his plans for a ‘northern powerhouse’ will be joining all the other broken Tory manifesto promises.

“With this new four-day post at the London Evening Standard and his one-day a week post at Blackrock – I have no idea how he is able to claim to spend any time representing the North West, a region that myself and many of my Labour colleagues fight for every day.”