Monday, 18 May 2009

Q&A With Andrew MacKay

Bracknell Conservative MP Andrew MacKay has announced the details of the public meeting he promised constituents in the aftermath of his exposure and subsequent resignation for fraudulently claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds from the taxpayer in Additional Costs Allowances (ACA).

Mark Reckons will be attending the cross-examination of his representative, which will be held next Friday 22nd May at 7:00pm at the Kerith Centre in Bracknell.

Due to the limited availability and expected high turnout it will be a ticket-only affair and attendees will need to call 01344 868286 or e-mail to book your place.

Mark also reports the BBC's Peter Henley, who twittered that early discussions had not fixed the location of the event due to potential capacity problems.

Oranjepan says:
If you cannot attend but have a question you'd like to ask Mr MacKay regarding his expenses, please use the comments. We will endeavour to ensure they are put to him at the meeting.


Update: Mark asks the question at Bracknell Blogs.

Radio Bracknell advertises the meeting.

Two-thirds of respondents on his own party membership blog say Mr MacKay should stand down, while it is reported that 80% of local residents say he has lost their trust in a local survey.

Meanwhile loyalists have rallied round and found one
local tory councillor prepared to offer him continued support.

Meanwhile Chairman of Bracknell Forest Conservative Association, Roger Black has commented "Andrew has been a little naughty in his attention to the rules but has been a very good MP for 26 years and it would be sad to lose him."


  1. Exactly how much has he scammed on expenses in his 25 years as an MP?

  2. Will be interested in your report on this meeting, if you make one. I thought he was particularly bad, especially the footage of him wandering around Bracknell trying to excuse his actions to the voters.

  3. I want to know, if he can afford to repay so much money, why did he claim for it in the first place?

  4. Fair play to him for actually going out and meeting the residents in an open way. Wonder whether MPs from other parties are going to follow suit.


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