Former Lib Dem MP to stand again for Camborne and Redruth seat at 2015 general election

Former Lib Dem MP to stand again for Camborne and Redruth seat at 2015 general election

Former Lib Dem MP to stand again for Camborne and Redruth seat at 2015 general election

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Former MP Julia Goldsworthy has been selected as the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election.

The MP hit the headlines during the MP's expenses scandal, with the purchase of a luxury rocking chair costing £1,200 at taxpayer's expense making national and local headlines.

Within hours of this and other revelations being revealed in the Telegraph, Ms Goldsworthy promised to pay back the cost of the rocking chair.

She is currently a special advisor to the Treasury Chief Secretary, Danny Alexander.

Julia Goldsworthy said, " I am proud and excited to have been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for my home seat of Camborne and Redruth. For the first time in generations, Liberal Democrats will be campaigning on our record in government.

"It is a record to be proud of: 17,710 workers in Cornwall taken out of tax altogether with many more local low and middle income workers benefiting from tax cuts that will hit the £700 mark from this April. A record number of apprenticeships created, a halt to Post Office closures, and a long overdue discount in water bills - to the tune of £50 per year that the others talked about but Liberal Democrats have delivered. Last but not least our pupil premium policy has delivered £2.6m to local schools in the constituency benefiting nearly 3,000 children. These are commitments in our manifesto that are now benefiting many thousands of people all across Cornwall. It is truly a record to be proud of. "

"Over the coming weeks I will be knocking on doors in every town and village in the constituency to talk to local people about that record and to discuss your views and concerns."

 

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8:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

BeachBod says...

Didn't she sponge enough money last time she was in?
Didn't she sponge enough money last time she was in? BeachBod
  • Score: 7

8:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

BeachBod says...

The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items. Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims. In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake.
The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items.[7] Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims.[8] In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.[9]....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake. BeachBod
  • Score: 15

8:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

BeachBod says...

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  • Score: 12

8:59pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Glad i live in Scotland now, who in Cornwall would want to vote Lib Dem anyway?
Glad i live in Scotland now, who in Cornwall would want to vote Lib Dem anyway? Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 9

3:46pm Wed 5 Mar 14

ElevenEleven says...

BeachBod wrote:
The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items. Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims. In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake.
You clearly hoped for the opposite but the above excerpt actually makes her sound quite reasonable. We're not talking duck houses and moats here...

It would be a shame if this was to ruin the rest of her career, as she was within the regulations at the time - however wrong they may have been, but that is a different debate.

She was a bright, young and truly local MP. I wish her luck in her bit for the seat at the next election.
[quote][p][bold]BeachBod[/bold] wrote: The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items.[7] Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims.[8] In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.[9]....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake.[/p][/quote]You clearly hoped for the opposite but the above excerpt actually makes her sound quite reasonable. We're not talking duck houses and moats here... It would be a shame if this was to ruin the rest of her career, as she was within the regulations at the time - however wrong they may have been, but that is a different debate. She was a bright, young and truly local MP. I wish her luck in her bit for the seat at the next election. ElevenEleven
  • Score: -12

6:59pm Wed 5 Mar 14

BeachBod says...

ElevenEleven wrote:
BeachBod wrote:
The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items. Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims. In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake.
You clearly hoped for the opposite but the above excerpt actually makes her sound quite reasonable. We're not talking duck houses and moats here...

It would be a shame if this was to ruin the rest of her career, as she was within the regulations at the time - however wrong they may have been, but that is a different debate.

She was a bright, young and truly local MP. I wish her luck in her bit for the seat at the next election.
It only took 66 votes to swing it away from her. I would like to think that it was the exposing of the facts that made at least 66 people think she was not fit to represent.
That all around were doing the same is a sorry excuse. How many times have we heard that old chestnut through the years.
We should expect better from elected representatives. Forget at your own peril. We expect them not to act like sheep. Perhaps a little time with a real job on local wages might do her some good. You did say she was truly local after all...and a cushy job at the county hall trough does not count.
Anyway, who in their right mind would vote for Lib or Con next time? As for Labour, someone showed me a letter they got from C. Atherton from years back where she stated " as the Labour Party representative in Falmouth" Funny I always thought MP's represented their constituents first and last their party second.
Just some rambling thoughts on the issue.
[quote][p][bold]ElevenEleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeachBod[/bold] wrote: The Daily Telegraph showed that Goldsworthy in 2006 bought a "£999 television, £1,500 of furniture in House of Fraser, a £1,111 sofa bed and a £1,200 rocking chair from Heal’s, an upmarket furniture store", as part of moving into an unfurnished flat, but she did not claim the full amount for these items.[7] Between 2005 and 2008 she also regularly claimed £400 per month for food, as many other MPs did at the time, without providing receipts to prove the expenditure. She has responded with a full account of her transactions and a statement that she opposed steps to block the publication of MPs' expenses claims.[8] In February 2010 it was again reported that she repaid £1005 for the "designer pink rocking chair" (this was repaid in June 2009) and £171.32 over-claimed in mortgage interest in 2005-06.[9]....more than just a rocking chair eh. How soon they forget. Lets not make the same mistake.[/p][/quote]You clearly hoped for the opposite but the above excerpt actually makes her sound quite reasonable. We're not talking duck houses and moats here... It would be a shame if this was to ruin the rest of her career, as she was within the regulations at the time - however wrong they may have been, but that is a different debate. She was a bright, young and truly local MP. I wish her luck in her bit for the seat at the next election.[/p][/quote]It only took 66 votes to swing it away from her. I would like to think that it was the exposing of the facts that made at least 66 people think she was not fit to represent. That all around were doing the same is a sorry excuse. How many times have we heard that old chestnut through the years. We should expect better from elected representatives. Forget at your own peril. We expect them not to act like sheep. Perhaps a little time with a real job on local wages might do her some good. You did say she was truly local after all...and a cushy job at the county hall trough does not count. Anyway, who in their right mind would vote for Lib or Con next time? As for Labour, someone showed me a letter they got from C. Atherton from years back where she stated " as the Labour Party representative in Falmouth" Funny I always thought MP's represented their constituents first and last their party second. Just some rambling thoughts on the issue. BeachBod
  • Score: 12

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