Thursday, 28 October 2010
Where in the world is Lady Sylvia Hermon? (5)
Still, it's worth pointing out, just for the record (and for the eccentric few who actually do care about Northern Ireland's voice being heard at Westminster) that the member for North Down has now racked up her century.
Drum roll please ..... the 'independently minded' Lady has participated in 0 votes out of 102 during this parliament. Count 'em! Even Alasdair McDonnell, a notoriously work-shy member has notched up 24 votes.
An extraordinary record anyone would surely agree. Even at the Spending Review announcement and the subsequent debate, which will surely affect even the prosperous denizens of the Gold Coast, Hermon was conspicuous by her absence.
How long will this record continue before it's flagged up outside a handful of blogs? Have the local papers in North Down expressed any concern? There hasn't been a peep in the regional press.
Update: In the comments zone Bob Wilson points out that Hermon didn't even make it to the Northern Ireland Select Committee considering a cut in Corporation Tax.