Southend MP promoted into Foreign Office

Tory MP gets a promotion

Tory MP gets a promotion

First published in Southend

A South Essex MP has been promoted to a ministerial role in the Government, it has been announced today.

James Duddridge, Tory MP for Southend East, has been appointed to a Minister in the Foreign Office, with a special responsibilty for Africa.

He replaces Mark Simmons, MP for Boston and Skegness, who resigned from his role earlier today.

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1:14pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ccd says...

When he started, he had a bit of a conscience and made some good voting decisions with various things going through parliament. Then suddenly he switched to yes man mode on every mad thing the Tories came up with so I figured he was starting to climb the greasy pole.
When he started, he had a bit of a conscience and made some good voting decisions with various things going through parliament. Then suddenly he switched to yes man mode on every mad thing the Tories came up with so I figured he was starting to climb the greasy pole. ccd
  • Score: 27

1:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Gravy Boat Monitor and pie crumb sweeper
Gravy Boat Monitor and pie crumb sweeper Howard Cháse
  • Score: 24

1:17pm Mon 11 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general. supermadmax
  • Score: 14

1:39pm Mon 11 Aug 14

boo beckett says...

To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit?
To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit? boo beckett
  • Score: 33

1:54pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fab man says...

Plenty of Africans in Southend so his appointment is quite apt.
Plenty of Africans in Southend so his appointment is quite apt. Fab man
  • Score: 9

1:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

emcee says...

supermadmax wrote:
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.[/p][/quote]Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election. emcee
  • Score: 19

4:03pm Mon 11 Aug 14

billybloggs says...

no doubt he will need to go there on a jolly to see how the land lies
no doubt he will need to go there on a jolly to see how the land lies billybloggs
  • Score: 7

4:28pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Cockle says...

Is that how low this country has sunk? To appoint Duddridge as a Minister and, not only that, to the Foreign Office!!! We're going to let him represent this country abroad? Heavens above......
Is that how low this country has sunk? To appoint Duddridge as a Minister and, not only that, to the Foreign Office!!! We're going to let him represent this country abroad? Heavens above...... Cockle
  • Score: 14

4:57pm Mon 11 Aug 14

John Bull 40 says...

boo beckett wrote:
To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit?
I think you are confusing honesty and MPs, the two just don't go together.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit?[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing honesty and MPs, the two just don't go together. John Bull 40
  • Score: 8

6:27pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fab man says...

emcee wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.
I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.[/p][/quote]Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.[/p][/quote]I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment. Fab man
  • Score: 7

6:55pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jayman says...

Why has this slime been given the job?.. I know such a term is lost amongst the lack of any contrast whatsoever within the tory party, but why? Perhaps there is some nest feathers in the job that he can harvest for both himself and his self–serving scumbag friends and party?
Why has this slime been given the job?.. I know such a term is lost amongst the lack of any contrast whatsoever within the tory party, but why? Perhaps there is some nest feathers in the job that he can harvest for both himself and his self–serving scumbag friends and party? jayman
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Interesting about his house. How much gravy train can us voters take - this is outrageous.Surely who you know not what you know comes to mind.
Meantime I expect David Amess will have something to say since he has already complained about not getting a post.
Interesting about his house. How much gravy train can us voters take - this is outrageous.Surely who you know not what you know comes to mind. Meantime I expect David Amess will have something to say since he has already complained about not getting a post. jolllyboy
  • Score: 4

9:34pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Bosniavet says...

boo beckett wrote:
To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit?
Are you sure that he has a house he rents out? I know it was revealed that he had the taxpayer pay to renovate/decorate a 1 bed flat he had in London (bought when he worked for Barclays in Africa & rented out), which he promptly sold for a profit stating it was too small for his family to live in it with him when he was in London. As far as I know he has a property in London & one in his constituency - I'd be very interested to hear what other properties he owns. Oh, & I'm not personally a fan of the man, he refused to put his name to a campaign I & many more are involved nationally & has avoided meeting with me....
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: To James Duddridge MP: Will you be paying the taxpayers back the £53,000 of their money you used to buy a house which you now rent out for profit?[/p][/quote]Are you sure that he has a house he rents out? I know it was revealed that he had the taxpayer pay to renovate/decorate a 1 bed flat he had in London (bought when he worked for Barclays in Africa & rented out), which he promptly sold for a profit stating it was too small for his family to live in it with him when he was in London. As far as I know he has a property in London & one in his constituency - I'd be very interested to hear what other properties he owns. Oh, & I'm not personally a fan of the man, he refused to put his name to a campaign I & many more are involved nationally & has avoided meeting with me.... Bosniavet
  • Score: 7

5:51am Tue 12 Aug 14

whateverhappened says...

Fab man wrote:
emcee wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.
I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.
Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts.
[quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.[/p][/quote]Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.[/p][/quote]I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.[/p][/quote]Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts. whateverhappened
  • Score: -5

5:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jayman says...

whateverhappened wrote:
Fab man wrote:
emcee wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.
I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.
Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts.
lets face facts. A heavily medicated sloth with unusual carnal habits, wearing a blue rosette would get the job as MP for southend. In dangerous times there is no greater sin then inaction. Voter turnout needs to increase and more people in southend need to become politically aware in order for us to be rid of the usual standard of slime-bags who only interact with voters when they themselves want something.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.[/p][/quote]Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.[/p][/quote]I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.[/p][/quote]Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts.[/p][/quote]lets face facts. A heavily medicated sloth with unusual carnal habits, wearing a blue rosette would get the job as MP for southend. In dangerous times there is no greater sin then inaction. Voter turnout needs to increase and more people in southend need to become politically aware in order for us to be rid of the usual standard of slime-bags who only interact with voters when they themselves want something. jayman
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Wed 13 Aug 14

emcee says...

jayman wrote:
whateverhappened wrote:
Fab man wrote:
emcee wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.
Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.
I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.
Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts.
lets face facts. A heavily medicated sloth with unusual carnal habits, wearing a blue rosette would get the job as MP for southend. In dangerous times there is no greater sin then inaction. Voter turnout needs to increase and more people in southend need to become politically aware in order for us to be rid of the usual standard of slime-bags who only interact with voters when they themselves want something.
The majority of voter apathy is because voters feel that no matter who gets the vote it will be more of the "same ol', same ol'". Voters need to be inspired and feel the candidates/party they vote for actually have an actual connection with the voting public. UKIP, even though they too have their faults, are the nearest we have at the moment to fulfilling this. UKIP upsetting the applecart is , alone, enough to create exitement in politics but imagine if ALL political parties were like this, engaging with public feeling and being a tad more radical. Maybe, just maybe, voters will then start heading back to the polls in droves.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: He can do what he wants, Islamic promoter will be losing his 'safe' seat to UKIP at the general.[/p][/quote]Bit of a sweeping statement but... you may be right. I know of several loyal Tory voters in Southend who will be puttin an "X" next to a UKIP candidate's name in next year's general election.[/p][/quote]I think UKIP will pick up more votes at the general election but we are talking about the sheeple here who will still vote Tory even if the candidate was a mass-murdering paedophile. Unfortunately many of the voting public have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing everything they are told by the Establishment.[/p][/quote]Thats because a mass murdering pedo is still prefable to anything labour can put forward, as is evident when reading anything jayman posts.[/p][/quote]lets face facts. A heavily medicated sloth with unusual carnal habits, wearing a blue rosette would get the job as MP for southend. In dangerous times there is no greater sin then inaction. Voter turnout needs to increase and more people in southend need to become politically aware in order for us to be rid of the usual standard of slime-bags who only interact with voters when they themselves want something.[/p][/quote]The majority of voter apathy is because voters feel that no matter who gets the vote it will be more of the "same ol', same ol'". Voters need to be inspired and feel the candidates/party they vote for actually have an actual connection with the voting public. UKIP, even though they too have their faults, are the nearest we have at the moment to fulfilling this. UKIP upsetting the applecart is , alone, enough to create exitement in politics but imagine if ALL political parties were like this, engaging with public feeling and being a tad more radical. Maybe, just maybe, voters will then start heading back to the polls in droves. emcee
  • Score: 2

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