A Conservative MP has admitted that parliamentary staff airbrushed his Wikipedia page to remove damaging but factual information, including misleading his constituents on the future of their local A&E department — and an arrest for allegedly assaulting his own son. After Scrapbook drew attention to the edits to Craig Whittaker’s page in January, the Calder Valley MP has now issued the […]

A Tory MP has staged a bizarre roof top protest after failing to secure money for a local school. While Conservatives freely admit that the government is directing taxpayers’ cash at marginal seats, out-of-favour Whittaker saw pleas to fix a water-damaged school in his constituency fall on deaf ears. Touring Calder High School with Whittaker six months before the last general […]

It seems there are still Commons staff (or indeed MPs) who don’t realise that anonymous edits to Wikipedia from within the parliamentary estate can be tracked.  There is even a Twitter account dedicated to doing precisely that. In the latest cack-handed attempt at airbrushing, one parliamentary pass holder took exception to the mention of Robert Walter MP’s support for the […]

Tory MP Craig Whittaker has come out against same sex marriage. Along with his statements that equality will lead to polygamy, three-way marriages and “who knows what else”, he says: “Marriage has a unique place in our society. It is a bedrock institution and the most stable environment for raising children. Redefining marriage would make marriage adult-centred rather […]

When it comes to transport, could there be an outbreak of one-upmanship amongst coalition MPs? While the conflicted Simon Hughes is escorted round Bermondsey in a bright yellow taxi bearing his name, Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker drives round with his own face emblazoned across his car. The sporty Peuguot coupe, which Scrapbook understands to be a […]