Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bill Brereton's sour grapes?

Aled Roberts's nightmare start as a Liberal Democrat Assembly Member isn't yet over. A Labour member from Clwyd South has asked the police to re-open their investigation into whether he should be an AM. And now the Lib Dem candidate for Wrecsam, Bill Brereton, has joined the calls for a re-investigation of the whole affair:

Yesterday Mr Brereton confirmed that several weeks ago he had asked senior officials of the party to provide him with a satisfactory explanation for the discrepancy between Mr Roberts’ statement that he had accessed the Electoral Commission document on a particular day and Ms Jenkins’ assertion that the document had not been accessed on that day.

Mr Brereton said: “Kay Jenkins was very explicit in the statement she released.

“I have not received the answer I was seeking from a senior party official. If there is a comprehensive explanation and it is provided to me, I would be the first to say I was satisfied. But the last time I spoke to the party official, on September 28, his last words were ‘I hear what you say’.”

Why now Bill?

A spokesman for the Welsh Liberal Democrats said: “There is nothing new here.

“This is just sour grapes from someone who had been hoping, a few weeks ago, to work for Aled Roberts. Perhaps that explains why these issues are being raised so late in the day."

And we thought the Tories were the nasty party.


Anonymous said...

Aled wouldn't want a staffer with Bill's ego to upstage him. Danger of Bill trying to steal the limelight.

Anonymous said...

That would be a very dim light indeed. I saw Brereton in the hustings and he was shocking.