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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:28 AM

25. More on my new MP

Turns out that he left a trail of anger behind him from his time at Westminster council with his fondness for parking charges but was clearly very keen on climbing the greasy pole.

Lots of videos of him on YouTube, not showing him in a good light....


Does he retain ambitions to become an MP? He answers like a Cabinet minister asked about becoming Prime Minister: "It's not something that is on my mind at the moment."

He stood in Bolsover, against Labour backbencher Dennis Skinner. Mr Rowley told voters that both his grandfathers had worked in collieries and he was the first in his family to go to university. Mr Skinner told the Standard: "Like most of the Tories that I have had in 10 or 11 campaigns, he was here today, gone tomorrow. I only saw him at the count." He added: "There are no pits since the Tories shut them all - Lee Rowley's friends."

What is strange for one so guarded -Mr Rowley even declared a glass of water on the council's gifts register - is that he allows public access to his Facebook page. There are pictures of holidays in France, Rwanda and Australia, where the self-confessed "space cadet" posed alongside a sign for Maida Vale, the same name as his council ward. Elsewhere, he insists his hair is not ginger but "light brown".

Before being put in charge of parking, Mr Rowley was on a working group for Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, seeking ways to cut the cost of social breakdown. He has argued that council housing shouldn't be for life, saying it was "the equivalent of still claiming child benefit on the day you qualify for Saga discounts, simply because you, too, were young once". As for parking, he claims Westminster is merely trying to address the "paradigm shift" in Sunday shopping habits, and he welcomes the Mayor's decision to monitor his policy, saying: "Let the sun shine in."

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