In an interview with LBC Radio this morning Nick Clegg accused Simon Danczuk of “airbrushing” Cyril Smith’s Labour Party past.
John Mann said “This is an outrageous attack on campaigning Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk. Nick Clegg has clearly not read the book Simon Danczuk wrote in which he highlights the role of Labour MP and whip Jack McCann.”
“Nick Clegg should apologise to Simon Danczuk & the people of Rochdale. He should also open up all Lib Dem files on Cyril Smith for public scrutiny, including all files on Lib Dem investigations into Rochdale.”
John Mann MP has dismissed the call by the think tank ‘Reform’ to pay MPs who serve on a House of Commons select committee an extra £10,000 a year.
In a debate today in Parliament Bassetlaw MP John Mann called for survivors of child abuse to be given a “Rolls-Royce” level of support.
Following the debate Mann commented: “Survivors of child abuse have been failed by the authorities for decades. They now deserve Rolls-Royce levels of support.”
“Survivors groups are calling for a National Institute to integrate support and counselling as well as training for whistleblowers and institutions. I was pleased that the Minister agreed to take that idea to the Home Secretary.”
“I also urged the Minister to consider a central database for missing children and training for MPs in how to help constituents who have been abused.”
“Parliament, local authorities and the CPS now need to urgently step up and vastly improve the services available to survivors.”