The Wikipedia entry of the Tory MP tipped to be made Health Secretary has been undergoing surgery this morning.
Education Minister Anne Milton is expected to replace Jeremy Hunt in today’s government reshuffle if the current Health Secretary is made deputy PM.
Milton’s candidacy has gained widespread support on account of her experience on the frontline of the NHS as a district nurse, with the Mirror backing her in a recent editorial.
But the potential appointment has also attracted criticism because of her husband’s link to Virgin Care, Richard Branson’s private healthcare firm which recently sued the NHS.
Milton’s Wikipedia page states that her husband, Dr Graham Henderson:
“Holds a high level position with Virgin Healthcare.”
Well, it did until this morning when a change was made to the entry from a computer in Parliament. It now says that he:
“Previously served as a director of Virgin Healthcare.”
Here’s the record of the change on Wikipedia:
We know that the change was made from a computer at Westminster because it appeared on the Parliament WikiEdits Twitter account, which automatically alerts followers to edits made from Parliamentary IP addresses:
Anne Milton Wikipedia article edited anonymously from Houses of Parliament https://t.co/vcx1dXUhkm
— Parliament WikiEdits (@parliamentedits) January 8, 2018
Perhaps Dr Henderson has resigned ahead of the reshuffle in order to limit any criticism of his wife’s appointment?
If that is the case then he might want to get round to editing his Linked In page next, which, at time of writing, still listed him as a ‘medical director’ for Virgin Healthcare:
Nothing to see here…
Update: Milton’s page has been edited again to reverse the change but from a different account outside Parliament. Let’s wait and see.