Sir Greg Knight [Image: Twitter].

So much for Theresa May and a Britain that works “for everyone”. One of her own MPs charged constituents a premium phone rate to consult him.

One would have thought Sir Greg Knight would have got the message last autumn, when the DWP accepted the use of 55p/minute 0845 lines is not acceptable and agreed to replace them with free numbers.

Sir Greg has claimed it isn’t a money-making exercise – and far be it from This Site to suggest that isn’t true.

But it does stop poorer constituents from getting in touch. They simply can’t afford it.

It seems unlikely this will make Sir Greg unpopular enough to lose his seat; his majority at the last election was more than 15,000.

But it does suggest he only represents the more well-off residents of his constituency. What a charmer.

I wonder how many more MPs are running similar schemes?

Constituents of a Tory MP have been charged 55p a minute to phone him for help.

Sir Greg Knight hastily scrubbed an 0845 number he’s used for more than six years from his website this week after it was criticised by activists.

The Fair Telecoms Campaign branded him “foolish” for using the ‘non-geographic’ number, for which mobile phone firms charge users an “access charge” of up to 55p a minute.

When the Mirror called the number today it was still connected.

We sat through a 15-second recording of Sir Greg and the chimes of Big Ben before being put through, then no one picked up.

Source: Tory MP’s constituents charged 55p a minute when they phone him for help – Mirror Online


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