I watched the BBC 6 o'clock news earlier today and was interested to see a piece they did from Bracknell with local MP Andrew MacKay who is currently mired in scandal about his second home allowance. During a brief interview he claimed that the feedback he is getting has indicated that he has the backing of the vast majority of his constituents.
Friday, 15 May 2009
However there is currently a poll on the "Get Bracknell" website (affiliated with the Bracknell Forest Standard) which indicates that following the unacceptable expenses claims 80% of respondents think he should step down as MP and only 12% think he should definitely stay:
These two things do not seem to tally with each other. Is Mr MacKay kidding himself? It could be a very interesting public constituency meeting next Friday.