This is David Winnick (Lab, Walsall N): not the kind of MP I would normally have much time for, and I rather imagine that most readers of Slicker’s blog would feel the same way. He is an unreconstructed leftist; and he had the temerity to sit for Croydon South for a short time (as the result of a small accident in 1966) and was thus my MP.
However, twice in one week he has conducted himself as a man of honour. Firstly, he declined to nominate McBroon, and will thus be able to wear proudly the Don’t Blame Me teeshirt in due course.
Secondly, he voted against David Maclean's shameful Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill. His speech in the Commons yesterday was heartfelt and right on point.
By contrast, the current MP for what is effectively the same Croydon constituency Andrew Pelling (Con, Croydon Central), voted for this disgraceful Bill. I do not know why.
David Winnick, honourable old leftie, I salute you.