Deputy disappointed at flood visit ‘snub’

Rodney Rose

Rodney Rose

First published in News

OXFORDSHIRE County Council’s deputy leader Rodney Rose said he was disappointed not to be invited to a Government minister’s visit.

Cllr Rose spoke out after yesterday’s visit to Oxford by Dan Rogerson, a Lib Dem minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Witney Gazette:

Dan Rogerson MP, with Layla Moran

Mr Rogerson was taken on a tour of Abingdon and North Hinksey Oxford West and Abingdon Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate Layla Moran to see the impact of flooding.

Cllr Rose said: “I do feel like we should have been invited, otherwise it seems to just be a party-political move.”

Constituency organiser Will Griffiths said: “If Rodney wished to do so he could contact Dan in his official capacity as a minister at DEFRA and look to arrange an official ministerial visit if that would be of interest to him.”

On the visit, Ms Moran said: “I think we need a plan which looks at the long-term and also the whole of Oxfordshire, not just Oxford.”

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7:07am Fri 9 May 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Cllr Rose said: “I do feel like we should have been invited, otherwise it seems to just be a party-political move.”


Derrr, you think. There are elections looming Mr Rose, of course it was intended as a party-political move.
Cllr Rose said: “I do feel like we should have been invited, otherwise it seems to just be a party-political move.” Derrr, you think. There are elections looming Mr Rose, of course it was intended as a party-political move. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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8:47am Fri 9 May 14

norton manor says...

what a shame right put out of joint
what a shame right put out of joint norton manor
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10:19am Fri 9 May 14

mytaxes says...

I suppose Ms Moran is more interested in scoring political points than helping the people she is hoping to represent. I can understand her trying to get as many photo shots as she can, however, when it comes to such a serious subject such as flooding she should learn to put party politics aside as the other local politicians have done.
I suppose Ms Moran is more interested in scoring political points than helping the people she is hoping to represent. I can understand her trying to get as many photo shots as she can, however, when it comes to such a serious subject such as flooding she should learn to put party politics aside as the other local politicians have done. mytaxes
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