Simon MacMichael January 7 2018
The chairman of the Green Party in West Berkshire has launched a fundraising page to buy a bicycle for a Tory MP who has been banned from driving after he was caught texting at the wheel.
As an MP who has campaigned for road safety, highlighting a number of crashes on the busy A34 trunk route which runs through his constituency, he was accused of hypocrisy last month when he was banned from driving ifor six months under the totting-up procedure..
The fundraising page was set up by Steve Masters, who said: “It is vital that Richard Benyon is able to carry on working and like his constituents he will clearly struggle after the cuts imposed in West Berkshire.
To this end an eco-friendly bicycle seems to offer the best solution to this unfortunate situation.”
He continued, ” Losing one’s license when it is central to your working life can be devastating for working people.