The questions posed by Ed Wheatley in the Lynn News about the sincerity of our MP in representing the views of his constituents is brought into sharp focus when we read in the same edition of the MP’s so-called defence of his stance for voting on the tax credit reforms.
He surely must have been aware of all the approaches made by his constituents to do otherwise. These were well published in letters to the Editor and made by individual appeals, as well as organisations representing those who could be directly affected.
One can only assume he overlooked these or, most likely, chose to ignore them. When promises are broken the trust evaporates. I have on record, Mr Bellingham stating categorically his view that the development on the site south of the town should be confined to about 40 homes and would convey his opinion to the developers. Now that the plans are going ahead, he obviously did not shout loud enough on behalf of the residents on Manorfields.