YOUR correspondent Manria Kaur in her recent letter (Chronicle, January 15) has once again declared her admiration for Ann Keen and her principles.
If Mrs Keen is so principled, why are so many of her constituents at odds with her on so many issues?
Why has she not campaigned for drugs for those cancer sufferers who are denied purely for reasons of cost? Surely, as a minister of health and at the heart of government, she had a duty of care.
It is costing far more to keep foreign criminals in this country, because we may infringe their human rights by deportation, than it would to pay for life-prolonging drugs for the deserving.
Lastly, on principles, we have all waited many years for an explanation from our two MPs as to why they continue to claim approximately £60,000 to pay the mortgage on their luxurious flat in central London.
The money claimed by the Keens could buy a fair amount of cancer drugs for patients.
If Manria Kaur wishes to help Mrs Keen, then the best way would be to keep quiet because she is stirring the political pot and it will do no good come the election.
RAY FERGUSON Road, Bedfont.