MP is not supposed to be a part-timer

I read with interest in the Adver that Mr Buckland MP is doing several part time jobs as a practising barrister.

The money he’s reported to be earning appears “very nice indeed,” with jobs ranging from £1,000 per day and others noted at £250 an hour for 27 hours spread over three months.

Lovely jubbly, and there was I thinking that he had a full time gig as an MP supposedly looking after the good people of Swindon.

I’m sure that if many of you hardworking people out there rang the boss and informed them that you were off today working on their time on a little earner they may have something to say about it.

Well I’m guessing he’s getting his name bandied about presently because he will be looking for a job after next years election.

Just a foot note to any prospective employers…………. He moonlights.

Kevin Edmonds


Run the distance for food charity

As a sportsperson, I am really passionate about helping people to enjoy keeping fit.

That’s why I’m delighted to support Mary’s Meals’ new active fundraising challenge, From Dalmally to Malawi.

This incredible charity feeds more than 2.4 million children in 18 of the world’s poorest countries every school day.

The promise of a nutritious meal attracts these children into the classroom, where they can gain an education that can be their ladder out of poverty.

This April, Mary’s Meals is inviting people to join take part in a virtual journey from Dalmally, the village in the Scottish Highlands where the charity was founded, to Malawi, the country where it first served its life-changing school meals.

There’s still time to sign up and help feed children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

All your readers need to do is pledge to complete a number of miles in April and ask friends and family for sponsorship.

Walk, run or swim, participants can take part in any way they choose! Everyone who takes part will receive a special Mary’s Meals medal and certificate at the end of the challenge.

I’d love to see as many of your readers as possible at the finish line!

To sign up to take part in From Dalmally to Malawi, please visit:

Eilish McColgan,

Champion long-distance runner

Mary’s Meals supporter

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