Culture secretary Maria Miller takes whistle stop tour around Wimborne to support Tory hopeful

VISIT: Maria Miller MP with Michael Tomlinson and  Bruce Chapman

VISIT: Maria Miller MP with Michael Tomlinson and Bruce Chapman

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CULTURE secretary, Maria Miller, took a whistlestop tour around Wimborne in support of Tory hopeful, Michael Tomlinson, in his bid to become an MP.

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, was guided around Hamworthy Club by Bruce Chapman, president, and Mr Tomlinson, Prospective MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole.

Tim Flower, co-founder of Dorset Dockers, said that it was great to bring to the attention of Maria Miller issues facing some of the members of their club, including addiction.

He added: “Our club is run for the players by the players and we support each other through a range of things that people have to deal with, including gambling, ill-health, or domestic abuse.

“It’s there for the people who don’t have anyone to fall back on, as well as the guys playing a great game of rugby.”

Maria said that she thinks the Dorset Dockers group is a fantastic opportunity for young men in the county.

She added: “It was fantastic to sit down and talk with the club about the issues they face, including experiences of addiction, and the fantastic way that they support one-another. I always feel that coming to facilities such as this is important, particularly clubs and venues that focus on sport, and it is a great way to bring people together.”

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3:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

contric says...

hope you checked the till after this woman who is alleged to have claimed tax payers money for a house owned by her parents
hope you checked the till after this woman who is alleged to have claimed tax payers money for a house owned by her parents contric
  • Score: 13

3:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Well it was a nice day for a run out from London , what did that cost the tax payer?
Still I guess better than Mr Cameron flying off around the globe sorting out other countries problems ,instead of sorting out his own governments problems , Take note Conservatives ,
Well it was a nice day for a run out from London , what did that cost the tax payer? Still I guess better than Mr Cameron flying off around the globe sorting out other countries problems ,instead of sorting out his own governments problems , Take note Conservatives , skydriver
  • Score: 10

5:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

With this Conservative woman's widely reported reputation on claiming tax payer funded expenses I would have though she was the last person any hopeful Tory MP would ever want to be associated with.

Perhaps this visit was all part of a UKIP or Labour undercover master plan?
With this Conservative woman's widely reported reputation on claiming tax payer funded expenses I would have though she was the last person any hopeful Tory MP would ever want to be associated with. Perhaps this visit was all part of a UKIP or Labour undercover master plan? muscliffman
  • Score: 9

6:20pm Thu 13 Mar 14

HDI says...

Michael Tomlinson is a barrister, a profession which is already massively over-represented in parliament. As there weren't enough excuses to vote for a non-Tory candidate.
Michael Tomlinson is a barrister, a profession which is already massively over-represented in parliament. As there weren't enough excuses to vote for a non-Tory candidate. HDI
  • Score: 7

6:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

I'm sure her Mum and Dad love her......Bless.
I'm sure her Mum and Dad love her......Bless. O'Reilly
  • Score: 4

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