Lee Anderson makes ‘friend for life’ with local resident after devastating loss

Lee Anderson has made a “friend for life” in one of his consituents after spending the day with her in Parliament. The MP for Ashfield, how is also Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party took time out of his busy schedule to show a local resident Denise around the House of Commons.

After driving, the 56-year-old told his 113,000 social media follower how he drove Denise down to Westminster in the morning – when she educated him on Parkinson’s disease after suffering a heartbreaking loss.

Posting on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, the Tory MP said: “Last week Denise from Ashfield contacted me to ask if she could spend a day in Parliament with me. Denise’s husband Richard passed away a few months ago from Parkinson’s. I picked Denise up this morning at 6.30am from her home and drove her down to London.”

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He continued: “On the way Denise educated me on Parkinsons Disease and how it affects the patient and the carer. A very moving and informative story of her 42-year marriage to Richard and how this awful disease took Richard away. Denise has spent a great day in Parliament with me and I think it’s now safe to say she is a friend for life. An incredible lady.”

The post has so far gained 1,300 likes and has been ‘retweeted’ 141 times. The heartwarming post has been viewed by more than 50,000 people.

It comes as the outspoken Tory politician called out the United Nations over its “hypocrisy” – after its double standards on the UK’s Rwanda plan came to light.

Lee Anderson is demanding answers as it emerged that the UN is sending Afghan schoolgirls to Rwanda, after previously claiming it was unsafe for the UK to send Channel migrants to the east African country. Female pupils from the School of Leadership Afghanistan have been relocated to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, after the Taliban ruled that only boys could receive secondary education.

Prior to escaping to Rwanda, the school’s teachers torched the school and with it destroyed any documents that would point to the identities of the escaped pupils.

While last month, he offered up a “simple solution” to the migrant crisis as his party continues to argue over the best way to move forward. During a net migration figures debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the MP for Ashfield addressed Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick with his idea to solve the issue.

Official figures published last week showed net migration reached a record 745,000 in 2022. Addressing the now-resigned Minister of Immigration Robert Jenrick spelling out what he thought was a solution to the problem, he said: “People in Ashfield have had enough of this.

“There are 7,000 people on the council house waiting list. People are struggling to get a GP or dental appointment and are struggling to get school places. Is it not about time that we had a cap on migration and put a clear divide between us and that lot over there?”

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