Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Esther McVey & Ed Balls (Tweet & run, Hit & run)

Esther McVey

Wirral West MP Esther McVey was at the centre of a social media after sending out a party-political Twitter message during the Hillsborough memorial service .
Ms McVey took to Twitter to attack the Wirral Labour Party just as shadow health secretary Andy Burnham delivered a heartfelt speech at Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium.
Her tweet – which included a link and read “Wirral Labour Party can’t be trusted!” drew angry responses from many people on the social media network.
National radio presenter Nicky Campbell highlighted the timing of the employment minister's message by tweeting “not watching the service?” in reply.

Ed Balls

Police are looking into an incident in which senior Labour politician Ed Balls allegedly drove off after his vehicle hit a parked car.
The shadow chancellor and MP for Morley and Outwood said he had not known any damage was done when their "bumpers touched" during a "seven-point" turn.
He was traced by CCTV coverage of the "narrow drive" next to the Labour rooms in Morley, the Yorkshire Post said.
A police spokesman said inquiries into the incident were continuing.
Sgt Adrian Wright, of West Yorkshire Police's Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit, said: "We received a report on Sunday, 6 April of a fail to stop collision on Commercial Street, Morley, which is reported to have happened the day before, on Saturday, 5 April.
"Damage was caused to the front offside wing of a parked black Peugeot 306."
Mr Balls said: "Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.
"There was a stationary car parked close by. The turn took five or seven points and I was aware that at one point the bumpers of the two cars touched.
"I park there all the time in what is a relatively narrow drive. But until I was contacted the following Wednesday, I had no awareness at all that there had been any damage to the other car.
"As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused.
"I have written to the owner of the other car to say I was terribly sorry and to reimburse the owner concerned for the necessary repair. I have contacted our insurance company in the usual way."

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