MP deletes tweet about getting 'hand job' with a pint



In true John Woodcock fashion, the labour politician has highlighted his thoughts about Barrow in a twitter faux pas.


When BBC Political Editor Nina Warhurst tweeted out regarding the price of beer in London. The post attracted attention of Shadow Transport Minister John Woodcock, MP for Barrow-in-Furness.

Nina Tweeted in reference to a picture of her beer: "Nice to be back in lovely #london. But £12.60? TWELVE POUND SIXTY PENCE."

To which Woodcock replied: "To be fair I’ve paid that much in Barrow, but it does come with a hand job."

Not only does this joke make fun of people in the sex industry, but it also shows that perhaps the man who has been designated with protecting and enforcing the will of community, thinks poorly of the town who chose him as their representation.

Barrow Mayor, Tony Calister, spoke to HuddleHub and reflected many people’s feelings in his statement: "As a Barrovian and somebody that has immense pride for the area and its residents, I find Mr Woodcock’s social media comments disgraceful. Unfortunately, this is not the first time he has brought himself into disrepute. I personally believe he is a loose cannon and not a safe pair of hands within his role."

Woodcock did tweet out an apology after being called out by fellow Labour Politician Sarah Champion. However, the tweet shows that Woodcock has missed the entire reason people are angry. The tweet is an apology to beer prices, and sexual industry workers but no mention to the Barrow people. He openly smeared the town’s reputation on social media and yet, no mention of the people he is employed to look out for.

Woodcock needs to be careful, we are a proud town with hard-working men and women. If he doesn’t watch himself – he may find himself out the job next election.

Besides, where the heck is he going to pay £12 for a beer in Barrow? Get to the Railway - £2.15 for a Carlsberg.


 
 

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