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Leave me alone or I’ll call the cops, warns MP

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: December 08, 2012


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‘JUNGLE’ MP Nadine Dorries has warned members of the media that she’ll call the police if they keep 
‘harassing’ her.

The Mid Bedfordshire representative, who was suspended from the Conservative Party after accepting a stint on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, made the pledge on social 
network site Twitter on Thursday.

She posted: “If another red top journalist visits my home, members of my family, their homes or my office I will inform the police. This is harassment.”

Ms Dorries went on to warn reporters who turned up at her surgery on Friday morning that they would be ‘hindering’ her staff and constituents.

But her comments sparked some angry responses from tweeters.

@PakarelliPaks tweeted her: “You deliberately created this narrative by courting publicity. You can’t pick and choose when you want it, I’m afraid.”

Responding to another user who accused her of wanting “publicity on her own terms”, Ms Dorries posted: “Publicity is one thing, harassment another. My family members should not be harassed.”

Constituents took to our website www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk to hit out at the MP’s comments.

Angela wrote: “That’s right Nadine. Court publicity until you become a ‘celeb’ then get the police involved.

“I’m sure your constituents will appreciate you using up scarce police resources at a time when the economy is in such a state. So disappointed in this MP.”

Ironically the MP, who caused outrage when it emerged she was being paid thousands, on top of her £60k MP’s salary for her part in the ITV celebrity show, recently wrote a 
column for The Sun newspaper.

Central Bedfordshire Conservative Councillor Richard Stay said: “It is extraordinary that someone who chooses to put themselves in the 
public eye in the most dramatic way possible then complains that the press coverage it has generated it harassment.

“For a high profile figure to threaten the press with arrest after she has 
chosen to be in the public eye is just beyond belief.

“It is clear it applies to members of all media organisations except those that are nice to her.”

Bedfordshire on Sunday has attempted to contact Ms Dorries by telephone - within reason - and asked her to respond via Twitter but she hasn’t.

We have not visited her home or office.

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  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 14 2012, 4:00PM

    This is the same newspaper that used to dutifully repeat Dorries' stalking lies about others (including me). But even when subjected to exactly the same treatment, they continue to refuse to apologise for their role in past accusations of harassment.

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 12 2012, 5:14AM

    Just so readers know. She is really disliked in Liverpool as I have friends there. You see they know what she is really like and they know she has really told some huge fatasy stories. They suggest a petition to both The Chief Whip and Cllr Duckett also David Cameron and would like to bring some of those fiction stories to their notice. Why isn't she answering this paper?

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 11 2012, 4:32AM

    Please forward me the name of the main paerson on the Mid Beds Conservative commitee as NO WAY should Nadine Dorries get the Whip back. She is a disgrace as an MP a greedy attention seeker who now because she is being asked questions about her past cries WOLF of "leave me alone" It is now time that this MP was stood down ASAP arrogant lied outright twice at the Airport does the Whip know this? Dorries said the Whip had NOT be taken and the Whip had NOT asked to see her. This MP is certainly living in la la land.

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 10 2012, 3:30PM

    What did she think was goi g to happen when going on a show like this. You wanted to go on im a celebrity and now you have a problem with being said celebrity. Epic fail nadine!

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 10 2012, 1:00PM

    I wonder if our resident Tory-scouser will still be doing her column for The Sun?

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 10 2012, 12:37PM

    Hey Nadine, you entered the jungle voluntarily for celebrity, and to court publicity. You can’t have it both ways. If you can’t stand the heat etc, etc, etc.

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 10 2012, 11:17AM

    Maybe if they got on with their job of representing their costituents intrests they may have that privacy

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 10 2012, 10:16AM

    Even politicians are entitled to some privacy.

  • Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  December 09 2012, 4:39PM

    Who elected this Female to represent them - They must have been hoodwinked.