Councillor Steve Carr writes:
My letter to Darren Henry MP
I am a constituent living in Beeston and Deputy Leader of Broxtowe Council.
We have seen the Prime Minister on national television undermine weeks of effort made by millions of households and families in the country (including your constituents in Broxtowe) by protecting the position of one person who has clearly broken the laws imposed on the country in the interests of preventing the spread of the virus. The fact Mr Cummings has done this not just once but twice compounds this.
So in putting the interests of Mr Cummings ahead of the rest of the country the Prime Minister has in effect said to those who followed the rules that Lockdown is no longer in effect. So long as you are doing what’s in your best interests go where you want and when you want.
We have seen many of your colleagues tow the line and back Mr Cummings. Many others have broken ranks and stated what they truly feel and done the decent and honest thing. The question now is: which camp are you in?
Do you support Mr Cummings attempt at childcare (which he actually didn’t get when he got to Durham by the way) or do you believe he acted inappropriately against the laws your government implemented?
I await your answer with interest,
Councillor Steve Carr