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Nadine Dorries
Candidates for lunch.
Posted Monday, 15 June 2009 at 09:20

Two blogs today.  Sunday first.


I had three of our hardest working candidates around for a BBQ lunch yesterday. Nigel, the candidate for Luton South, has been working the seat for years. He also has a family and a full time job.


Due to the fact that Margaret Moran has taken extended sick leave, Nigel is weighed down with case work, some of which is very serious indeed and he’s not even the MP yet! Hopefully, we have got that problem sorted now.


Jeremy, who is fighting Luton North, came with his girlfriend Louisa. Stewart Jackson MP and Sarah came with a little princess and Sam, Lua, John, two of my girls, two of their friends, Robert Halfon, who is fighting Harlow with his girlfriend Vanda, my PA Pippa and her husband Jonathan all came too. It was all go.


Schooling arrangements for the little princess sparked a heated and fascinating debate about education. John works for a Christian schools network and views on the appropriate form of education were varied.


The conversation concluded that the most important thing had to be that the princess didn’t turn into a brat. This made me smile. I had just left her with a hand on one hip stamping her foot up and down demanding to watch Scooby Doo!


About to write speech for adjournment debate tonight on the vehicle scrappage scheme.


More piccys,


Stewart and Sarah


Lua and Sam, with a snack


John and Nigel


Jeremy and Louisa


Robert and Vanda


Cassie, Sereana and Amy


The princess and I


Jonathan, Pippa and baby

mary said:
Responded: Monday, 15 June 2009
Glad you had a nice Sunday Nadine. If Margaret Moran is on extended sick leave, can we hope that she is not taking her salary?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Monday, 15 June 2009
Is that a candidate Sam is eating?
Lua said:
Responded: Monday, 15 June 2009
I cant believe you took a picture of me eating! I had no idea! Noo! xxx
Lua said:
Responded: Monday, 15 June 2009
Ps - Lunch was lovely!! See you soon xxx
John Lewis said:
Responded: Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Lunch was lovely, very much agreed. The whole afternoon was a great pleasure, and you were the perfect hostess.
Peter said:
Responded: Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Margaret Moran on extended sick leave? Presumably, her illness is "being found out!" And I'm Labour!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Sam and Lua make a hot young couple (especially by the standards of politics!)
Anon said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Lovely picture of you and the Princess. Seriously, as a (<40 yrs old!) Cons activist in Herts, I'd be down to Beds in a shot to charm you if i was a singleton. :-)
Martin said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
What a beautiful picture of you and the princess. That is definitey one for your photo album. I have only been reading your blog for the past couple of months and I wish there were more MPs like yourself who show that you are human after all, and that you interact with us mere mortals. Is there any chance I could tempt you away and be the MP for Conwy in North Wales where I am from, or do i have to move to Mid Bedfordshire. Keep up the great work on your blog and the great work as the MP for Mid Bedfordshire (maybe Conwy in the future, please, pretty please).
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