The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has hit back at Romford Labour this morning following their criticism in an article published earlier this morning in the Havering Daily.
In response Mr Rosindell has said:
“Once again the Romford Labour Party shows how out of touch they are with public opinion in Romford by attacking their elected M.P. simply for representing fairly and reasonably, the views of his constituents.
I do not believe the people of Romford want to see double standards. The left-wing woke anarchists who vandalise the statue of Winston Churchill should not be given special treatment, whilst people demonstrating over the loss of our freedom due to coronavirus get the full force of the law. “Taking the knee” is also not what Romford people expect to see the police doing, they want to see the police enforce the rule of law and make our streets safe. Pandering to the woke mob is not on and the police must not allow themselves to become politically biased, being soft on some, but tough on others.
So rather than setting out their own vision and ideas to make our community safe, Romford Labour are spending their time maliciously distorting my words and sentiments in order to mislead the people of our town. At a time when the police are grieving over the loss of a brave and committed police officer, this is a despicable thing to do. Labour are manipulating this news cycle to frame me as being somehow anti-police. Nothing could be further from the truth!
For the Romford Labour spokesman who has never been elected to any public office, to take time out of his day to write a frankly nasty and misleading letter distorting my views and implying that I do not have respect for the police is shameful. He should be the one to apologise to me and the people of Romford for once again spreading untruths across our community.
I have the utmost respect for the job the police do and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. My constituents know I am strong on law and order and ensuring our police are well-funded and supported.
That does not mean that I will not represent the views of my constituents when they see the police making mistakes. In this case, it has been clear that left-wing, woke protests have been dealt with differently to other protests. It is correct in a democracy that we question our institutions, while maintaining the utmost respect and reverence for the work they do.
The fact that Romford Labour are now playing politics with the death of a brave police officer makes me sick to my stomach. Sir Keir Starmer claims that Labour is ‘under new management’. Apparently the message hasn’t got through to Romford’s left-wing Labour rump.”
Please see the twitter link below for Mr Rosindell’s letter to the Met Police Commissioner.
Tory MP @AndrewRosindell has been increasing his majority ever since he was elected. The simple reason is he works for his constituents and speaks on their behalf. Here is his letter to Cressida Dick regarding the inconsistency shown by the police in dealing with protesters. 👏 pic.twitter.com/9N8f7PNbC9— Potkin Azarmehr (@potkazar) October 1, 2020