A local wag in the London constituency of Ealing Southall has made an eloquent comment on his or her member of Parliament in the form of a tongue-in-cheek poster on the MP’s under-used constituency office.
Virendra Sharma suffered a heavy defeat in a no-confidence motion in March after members complained about his absenteeism – he had not appeared at any of their meetings for at least twenty-two months and had disappointed community groups with his lack of response or support. When the SKWAWKBOX tried to reach his office for comment at the time, nobody picked up the phone.
In 2017, local residents staged a demonstration calling on the Labour Party to replace him as the area’s candidate, but the snap general election kept him in place.
But this week, Sharma was also ‘triggered‘, as a majority of branches in the local party (CLP) voted for the opportunity to select a different candidate.
And today, it has emerged that someone – presumably a dissatisfied local – has left his or her mark on Sharma’s locked-up office, humorously pointing to Sharma’s lack of input in the local area in a poster reported by a local Facebook page:
The poster’s captions read:
Last seen getting his picture taken at St Joseph’s Church.
If found, please return to Berkley group for more photo opportunities.
Local Labour members say it has caused much wry amusement.
When challenged previously on his attendance record, Sharma claimed he had so many committees and other responsibilities in Parliament – eleven miles away – that he was unable to spend time in the constituency.
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