Illicit affairs demonstrate a lack of morals and a breach of trust says Cambs Tory agent
TORY Party agent Debbie Clarke claimed today party members in neighbouring South West Norfolk were right to question the selection of Elizabeth Truss as their candidate. The electorate are losing trust and should expect that those who represent them are
TORY Party agent Debbie Clarke claimed today party members in neighbouring South West Norfolk were right to question the selection of Elizabeth Truss as their candidate.
"The electorate are losing trust and should expect that those who represent them are moral and trustworthy," said Ms Clark, Tory agent for NE Cambs.
"Having an illicit affair demonstrates quite clearly a lack of morals and a breach of trust within the marriage vows."
Her comments, posted on the blog of Cambridgeshire county councillor Steve Tierney, will fuel the debate over whether Ms Truss, who had an affair three years ago with an MP, should remain as the candidate for SW Norfolk.
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Ms Clark said: "I'm not sure I completely agree that Elizabeth Truss's past should not have a bearing.
"MPs are in the firing line at present for their expenses being claimed within the rules but 'not within the sprit of the rules'.
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Ms Clark said: "I am certainly not a feminist, but I do believe that this is a prime example of complete equality. Sex, race, religion should play no part in selecting the right candidate for the job. In dictating an all women shortlist resentment is bound to flow.
"It is undemocratic and ultimately demeans women and their capability.