Why did MP Emma take so long to speak out?

Emma Lewell-Buck
Emma Lewell-Buck

I READ with interest the letter ‘My home burials claim did not refer to South Shields’ (Gazette, Friday, January 9) from Emma Lewell-Buck.

I would like to raise the following questions:

Why has it taken so long for her to justify her comments and say she was ‘misquoted’ etc?

Why did she ‘disappear’ just after the statement she raised in Parliament when asked by the media to justify her comments?

The BBC Look North programme also raised this issue and the MP did not reply to them either, so all very strange considering she is now adamant that her comments were taken out of context.

As she tends to get a lot of publicity locally when she speaks out on issues, I think the least she could have done is reply at the time rather than many weeks later.

I Coster,

Washington.