Devizes MP will take daughter to experience life in the Gambia

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes MP Claire Perry is looking foward to visiting the Gambia with her daughter Eliza Devizes MP Claire Perry is looking foward to visiting the Gambia with her daughter Eliza

MP Claire Perry is looking forward to staying in an African village where she and her teenage daughter will live in a compound without electricity or running water.

The Conservative MP for Devizes hopes to “get my hands dirty” when she and 13-year-old Eliza spend a week with a local family in the coastal village of Gunjur in the Gambia next month.

As well as experiencing first-hand the difficulties arising from the village’s lack of basic facilities, the pair will see the results of numerous projects undertaken by Marlborough people.

These include a pre-school project, women’s vegetable gardens, water and sanitation programme, anti-malaria and health education projects and an initiative aiding disabled youngsters.

Although Marlborough’s links with the West African Muslim community go back more than three decades it will be the first time that it has received a visit from the town’s MP.

Mother-of-three Mrs Perry said: “I have spoken to so many people from Marlborough who have been to Gunjur. Now I am really looking forward to visiting it myself.

“This is a great opportunity for me – especially to be able to share the experience with one of my children.”

She said she had promised Dr Nick Maurice, director of the Marlborough Brandt Group (MBG), for some time that she would visit. The group was founded in 1981 to help the people of Gunjur. 

She said: “I am still awaiting permission from my party, but I don’t see any problems.

“I am looking forward to seeing for myself the value of the link between the two communities — how important it is both to Marlborough and Gunjur.

“Literally hundreds of Marlborough people have been there and helped out with so many projects. But it’s definitely a two-way thing. From talking to them I believe that visiting Gunjur has been a life-enhancing and inspirational experience.

“I think they have come back thinking about how lucky they are and perhaps have learnt something about the value of families and communities.”

Dr Maurice said “There is no doubt that this will give enormous encouragement and a feeling of real solidarity to our friends and colleagues in Gunjur — and women in particular — to have our MP living with them for a week.”

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10:23am Fri 7 Dec 12

cris says...

Please stay there
Please stay there cris
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11:26am Fri 7 Dec 12

shed says...

seconded.

her and daughter, who is paying?

What is it about this MP that irritates so much?

Is it the smug smirk she always has on her face?

Perhaps having to defecate in a fly ridden hole out there will remove it.

as for

"Dr Maurice said “There is no doubt that this will give enormous encouragement and a feeling of real solidarity to our friends and colleagues in Gunjur — and women in particular — to have our MP living with them for a week.”

No they just want our money, is there nothing around here and Devizes that she could usefully do then??

I don't trust her one bit.
seconded. her and daughter, who is paying? What is it about this MP that irritates so much? Is it the smug smirk she always has on her face? Perhaps having to defecate in a fly ridden hole out there will remove it. as for "Dr Maurice said “There is no doubt that this will give enormous encouragement and a feeling of real solidarity to our friends and colleagues in Gunjur — and women in particular — to have our MP living with them for a week.” No they just want our money, is there nothing around here and Devizes that she could usefully do then?? I don't trust her one bit. shed
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11:38am Fri 7 Dec 12

Old retired bloke says...

Obviously a bit of "jungle jealousy". Her and Nadine Dorres deserve each other. Only in it for the power trip.
Obviously a bit of "jungle jealousy". Her and Nadine Dorres deserve each other. Only in it for the power trip. Old retired bloke
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6:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Tcheuchter says...

I hope that Claire remembers to take some condoms to give to the natives. Unless the African nations can learn to control their populations then the abject poverty and misery that they live in will never end.
I hope that Claire remembers to take some condoms to give to the natives. Unless the African nations can learn to control their populations then the abject poverty and misery that they live in will never end. Tcheuchter
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6:22pm Fri 7 Dec 12

shed says...

This MP's demeanour always puts me in mind of a younger Tony Bliar.

Just a bit too pleased with herself.
This MP's demeanour always puts me in mind of a younger Tony Bliar. Just a bit too pleased with herself. shed
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8:08pm Sat 8 Dec 12

whatisgoingon says...

With the price of energy some Devizes young people go home to no electricity,or food and hot water.get your own area fixed Claire before you do the i am a rich toff and look so humble doing my duty for the poor people.
With the price of energy some Devizes young people go home to no electricity,or food and hot water.get your own area fixed Claire before you do the i am a rich toff and look so humble doing my duty for the poor people. whatisgoingon
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5:41pm Sun 9 Dec 12

shed says...

Whatever the look on her face is, its not humble.

This woman who is qualified to be our MP by a geography degree and a Business study degree from Harvard, an who has worked for such public spirited organisations as Bank of America, McKinsey & Company and Credit Suisse can have no idea of ordinary life in the west country today.

That's why she is so keen to get on the green bandwagon, suck up to the Gambians, a Muslim nation so they'll be keen on women's advancement for sure.

Will she be campaigning out there for an end to female circumcision for example? Or lecturing on birth control?

Last time I voted I voted Tory,,
but this woman and her career so far have so many parallels with the likes of the Traitor and Liar Blair that she fills me with apprehension and suspicion. That includes the smug smirk she always has on her face, far too sure of herself in this safe constituency.
She'll get no vote from me for sure.
I wonder who her backers are?.
Whatever the look on her face is, its not humble. This woman who is qualified to be our MP by a geography degree and a Business study degree from Harvard, an who has worked for such public spirited organisations as Bank of America, McKinsey & Company and Credit Suisse can have no idea of ordinary life in the west country today. That's why she is so keen to get on the green bandwagon, suck up to the Gambians, a Muslim nation so they'll be keen on women's advancement for sure. Will she be campaigning out there for an end to female circumcision for example? Or lecturing on birth control? Last time I voted I voted Tory,,[sorry, I have seen the error of my ways since] but this woman and her career so far have so many parallels with the likes of the Traitor and Liar Blair that she fills me with apprehension and suspicion. That includes the smug smirk she always has on her face, far too sure of herself in this safe constituency. She'll get no vote from me for sure. I wonder who her backers are?. shed
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10:42am Mon 10 Dec 12

Old retired bloke says...

Like it or not (and I DON'T), she is destined for big things in the Tory party. Why else has she come from nowhere to be gifted one of the safest seats in the country??
Like it or not (and I DON'T), she is destined for big things in the Tory party. Why else has she come from nowhere to be gifted one of the safest seats in the country?? Old retired bloke
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8:39pm Mon 10 Dec 12

shed says...

Old retired bloke wrote:
Like it or not (and I DON'T), she is destined for big things in the Tory party. Why else has she come from nowhere to be gifted one of the safest seats in the country??
definitely a question to be asked, but I fear never to be answered..

they'll tell you its democracy though.

Harvard?

unseen hands at work.
[quote][p][bold]Old retired bloke[/bold] wrote: Like it or not (and I DON'T), she is destined for big things in the Tory party. Why else has she come from nowhere to be gifted one of the safest seats in the country??[/p][/quote]definitely a question to be asked, but I fear never to be answered.. they'll tell you its democracy though. Harvard? unseen hands at work. shed
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9:03pm Mon 10 Dec 12

freddie_W says...

No electricity or running water, i'm sure Mrs Perry can put up with that for a few short days. Absolute nonsense, Claire Perry the queen of Dog ---- politics.
No electricity or running water, i'm sure Mrs Perry can put up with that for a few short days. Absolute nonsense, Claire Perry the queen of Dog ---- politics. freddie_W
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10:32pm Mon 10 Dec 12

shed says...

Judging from the above comments her majority might be a bit less next time?

Every photo I see of her really irritates me, smirk smirk smirk.

Far too near to the traitor.
Judging from the above comments her majority might be a bit less next time? Every photo I see of her really irritates me, smirk smirk smirk. Far too near to the traitor. shed
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10:40pm Mon 10 Dec 12

shed says...

update

Well I never,

from Marlborough on line, ex mayor Dow writes.........

“While all this is happening, we have yet to hear a word from our banker MP Claire Perry, who was promoted to be the Tory candidate for Devizes after working for the Chancellor and who is forever crowing that his policy is working brilliantly.”

She described the situation as “a joke” and adds: “We have a right to know our MPs views on the subject but, when the going gets tough, you will find her on her bicycle riding over the horizon and out of reach.”

“She may remain silent on the great issues of the day but no doubt the voters will show their contempt the next time round"

So that's it, she's an old pal of George Osborne the famous Bullingdon club boy.

another merchant banker then? will she ride that bike to the Gambia?
update Well I never, from Marlborough on line, ex mayor Dow writes......... “While all this is happening, we have yet to hear a word from our banker MP Claire Perry, who was promoted to be the Tory candidate for Devizes after working for the Chancellor and who is forever crowing that his policy is working brilliantly.” She described the situation as “a joke” and adds: “We have a right to know our MPs views on the subject but, when the going gets tough, you will find her on her bicycle riding over the horizon and out of reach.” “She may remain silent on the great issues of the day but no doubt the voters will show their contempt the next time round" So that's it, she's an old pal of George Osborne the famous Bullingdon club boy. another merchant banker then? will she ride that bike to the Gambia? shed
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10:37am Tue 11 Dec 12

Old retired bloke says...

She was a reseacher for Osbourne before being given one of the safest Tory seats in the country. Hubby is a big Tory party donor, though.
As for her majority next election - the Tories could put a monkey up in Devizes and it would get in!!!
She was a reseacher for Osbourne before being given one of the safest Tory seats in the country. Hubby is a big Tory party donor, though. As for her majority next election - the Tories could put a monkey up in Devizes and it would get in!!! Old retired bloke
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10:46am Tue 11 Dec 12

shed says...

question is,
would the Monkey be a better MP? ;-)

I haven't felt so discomforted by a politician since the Liar came into power as I have by this one.
question is, would the Monkey be a better MP? ;-) I haven't felt so discomforted by a politician since the Liar came into power as I have by this one. shed
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1:13pm Tue 11 Dec 12

notscot says...

shed wrote:
question is,
would the Monkey be a better MP? ;-)

I haven't felt so discomforted by a politician since the Liar came into power as I have by this one.
Would the monkey be a better MP? Probably.
And much more popular.
[quote][p][bold]shed[/bold] wrote: question is, would the Monkey be a better MP? ;-) I haven't felt so discomforted by a politician since the Liar came into power as I have by this one.[/p][/quote]Would the monkey be a better MP? Probably. And much more popular. notscot
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1:59pm Tue 11 Dec 12

shed says...

I'd like an Orangutang, they seem so sociable.
Never met anyone who doesn't like Orangutangs.
I'd like an Orangutang, they seem so sociable. Never met anyone who doesn't like Orangutangs. shed
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7:06pm Wed 12 Dec 12

jamiedavey21 says...

Come on guys, its just a publicity thing.
Come on guys, its just a publicity thing. jamiedavey21
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7:46am Thu 13 Dec 12

Angolan Red says...

Im a celebrity get me out of here next as long as shes out of wiltshire,just a jolly to pretend she knows how Africans live, I dont think she even knows how the normal man lives. the Orangutangs got my vote
Im a celebrity get me out of here next as long as shes out of wiltshire,just a jolly to pretend she knows how Africans live, I dont think she even knows how the normal man lives. the Orangutangs got my vote Angolan Red
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9:17am Mon 17 Dec 12

shed says...

update
17 12 2012
from Marlborough on line

“Claire Perry is Cameron's clone in Wiltshire not Devizes' voice in Westminster. Tory MPs in the 1922 Committee jeered her for her brown-nosing support for anti-Tory Dave.”

bye bye Claire
update 17 12 2012 from Marlborough on line “Claire Perry is Cameron's clone in Wiltshire not Devizes' voice in Westminster. Tory MPs in the 1922 Committee jeered her for her brown-nosing support for anti-Tory Dave.” bye bye Claire shed
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8:29pm Mon 17 Dec 12

freddie_W says...

shed wrote:
update 17 12 2012 from Marlborough on line “Claire Perry is Cameron's clone in Wiltshire not Devizes' voice in Westminster. Tory MPs in the 1922 Committee jeered her for her brown-nosing support for anti-Tory Dave.” bye bye Claire
It would seem we are not the only ones who can see through "our" Claire!
[quote][p][bold]shed[/bold] wrote: update 17 12 2012 from Marlborough on line “Claire Perry is Cameron's clone in Wiltshire not Devizes' voice in Westminster. Tory MPs in the 1922 Committee jeered her for her brown-nosing support for anti-Tory Dave.” bye bye Claire[/p][/quote]It would seem we are not the only ones who can see through "our" Claire! freddie_W
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7:25pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Katyia7 says...

I wouldn't trust her either ... meh that opt in business a bit of a double headed beast ...
I wouldn't trust her either ... meh that opt in business a bit of a double headed beast ... Katyia7
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