41. Letter to the Commissioner from
Councillor John Fish,
27 October 2003|
Complaint against Mr Iain Duncan Smith MP
I remember my views being canvassed by a Newsnight
researcher. The main point I was trying to make was that as a
MP moves from the back benches to the front national duties increase
and some routine constituency work is delegated. My knowledge
of this before 1945 is hearsay (Churchill). I was a councillor
whilst Norman Tebbit was an MP. His contacts in the constituency
became more formal when he became a Cabinet Minister. At Iain
Duncan Smith's rank I would only expect an occasional contact.
My points of contact would be Chingford and Woodford
Green Conservative Association 20 A Stations Road Chingford, London
E4 7BE, which is Rikki Radford's local office, and the House of
Commons SW1A 0AA. The London Borough of Waltham Forest recommend
this address to councillors.
I do not remember any contacts with Christine Watson.
Nor do I remember any official contact with Mrs Duncan Smith between
mid September 2001 and 31 December 2002, and I never heard that
she was working at the Chingford Office. All contacts with the
Parliamentary office were in writing and so any contact with Iain
would not be recorded.
27 October 2003