Kathryn Smith, Labour general election candidate for Gravesend, was arrested after crashing her car into a roundabout, says her agent. She was breathalysed at the scene. Her agent said she had asked to provide a blood sample.
She is understood to have been cut from the car by fire-fighters after crashing into a roundabout at about 10pm.
Kent police said a 49-year-old woman had been arrested and bailed to 10 July, pending further inquiries.
“Kathryn pledges to commute to London like other Gravesham residents and she’ll make her home in Gravesham her one and only residence.”
I think most of the other residents manage to navigate their way round Gravesend roundabouts; so I have heard.
Miss Smith was particularly scathing about the sitting MP’s claim that train travel was difficult.
Adam Holloway (Tory Candidate) has already suggested he’ll continue to claim for a second home as per an interview with the Gravesend Messanger where he stated: “I did try to commute, but often I wouldn’t get home till gone midnight or would end up having to stay on the sofa in the office. I know huge numbers commute, but they are not doing those hours day in day out.”
I mean come on; London is less than 25 miles from Gravesend and the last train from Charing Cross is 12.25am. Parliament has more friendly working hours and other MP’s from further afield commute so why can’t he? Any cynical person would think it’s for the money!
It looks as though Ms Smith may end up as a regular on the 12.25 from Charing Cross, just as well Ms Smith is a campaigner for cheaper rail fares…….
Commuters in Kent will be asked to sign up for cheaper train fares Monday 22 March at Dartford, Sittingbourne, Rochester and Gravesend stations.
5.30 – 6.30pm Gravesend station with Kathryn Smith, Labour PPC for Gravesham and her team.
Ms Smith’s views on roundabouts suddenly jumping out in front of her late at night after spending the day letting people know that Labour is still flat on its back on their side, is not known.
A reader in Gravesend tells me that her car is still on its side as of this morning.
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- April 29, 2010 at 12:25