Conservative MP Lee Anderson defends comments about comedian Eddie Izzard as police rule out probe

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“I’m not here to upset any one group of people but whenever I am in parliament I will keep saying what my constituents are actually thinking.”

Conservative MP Lee Anderson has defended his comments about the comedian Eddie Izzard. 

Mr Anderson, the MP for Ashfield was reported by Ashfield councillor David Hennigan he attacked Izzard in a TV interview. 

Anderson said he would “not follow [her] into the toilets”, sparking criticism.

But the Met Police later announced they will not be investigating the MP saying “no offences have been identified”.

A Met spokesperson said: “On Thursday, 27 October we received a complaint in relation to comments made during a television interview given on College Green, Westminster on Wednesday, 26 October.

“The complaint has been assessed and no offences have been identified. As a result no further action will be taken.”

Commenting on the row in an interview with Darren Grimes on GB News today (SAT), Mr Anderson said: “‘I’m not here to upset any one group of people but whenever I am in parliament I will keep saying what my constituents are actually thinking.”

“I think this policing by consent has gone a little bit too far. I always go back  to the days when I was a teenager when there was a spot of bother and the police were much more firm. Fast forward 30 odd years and look at their policing on the streets of London and the rest of the country, I think you know we’ve got it all wrong. 

“The police seem to be far too busy in some areas investigating silly complaints, or the one made against me. 

“I love my job. I love representing the people of Ashfield, and I’m not to score brownie points. I’m not there to have a career in politics. I’m there for the people of Ashfield. I’m their voice. I’ve never lived more than five miles from where I was born. I know what working class people are thinking. I shoot from the hip, and I say the things that I believe my constituents feel.”

Source: GB News

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  1. Please tell us how Anderson knows what his constituents are thinking when he blocks, mocks and insults the many constituents who disagree with him? He’s a disgrace.

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