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Double flat tyre trouble for Pendle MP

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson had a lucky escape after finding both of his back tyres were flat as he drove through Colne.

Mr Stephenson was making his way to St Mary-le-Ghyll Church, in Barnoldswick, on Sunday morning, when he discovered the problems.

He had not spotted that both tyres were flat because of the snow around the car, but problems arose when he began accelerating.

He said: “There was quite a lot of traffic about at first but as soon as I accelerated above 20mph on North Valley Road the back end of the car slid out.

“I managed to pull in safety and get a taxi to church, and I was only five minutes later, but I guess it was quite fortunate.”

Mr Stephenson was yesterday waiting to hear from the garage whether the tyres had both gone flat at the same time, or been deliberately deflated, or slashec.

He said if foul play was involved he would be reporting the incident to the police. His travel difficulties continued later in the day when it took him 10 hours to get from Colne to London. After catching a rail replacement bus from Colne to Preston, the train to London was initially delayed, before hitting problems with the lines in Rugby.

He finally arrived at his London flat at around 1am.

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9:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Sajdin says...

Loving the report, full of mistakes, but hey nothing new!

And do we car if his tyres were flat? lol
Loving the report, full of mistakes, but hey nothing new! And do we car if his tyres were flat? lol Sajdin
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10:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Rose Rouge says...

Slow news day?
Slow news day? Rose Rouge
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10:31pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Whydidtheybanme? says...

This is news?
This is news? Whydidtheybanme?
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11:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

His travel difficulties continued later in the day when it took him 10 hours to get from Colne to London. After catching a rail replacement bus from Colne to Preston, the train to London was initially delayed, before hitting problems with the lines in Rugby.

He finally arrived at his London flat at around 1am. the butler had fluffed up the pillows and turned down the covers before making hot chocolate for his master..It must have been terrible no even horrorific for this MP to be forced into sharing a bus with the peasants between Colne and Preston
How long have we all been in it together for now..?

What about the thousands of people who are put out of their way day after day by inadequate transport services. Railway is nothing more than a dinosaur on its last legs, maybe it may become a popular thing to do.? "pop your MPs tyres" just to see how they like using the public transport. ha ha...
His travel difficulties continued later in the day when it took him 10 hours to get from Colne to London. After catching a rail replacement bus from Colne to Preston, the train to London was initially delayed, before hitting problems with the lines in Rugby. He finally arrived at his London flat at around 1am. the butler had fluffed up the pillows and turned down the covers before making hot chocolate for his master..It must have been terrible no even horrorific for this MP to be forced into sharing a bus with the peasants between Colne and Preston How long have we all been in it together for now..? What about the thousands of people who are put out of their way day after day by inadequate transport services. Railway is nothing more than a dinosaur on its last legs, maybe it may become a popular thing to do.? "pop your MPs tyres" just to see how they like using the public transport. ha ha... Info-warrior
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12:10am Wed 23 Jan 13

ToffeeGuy says...

Two flat tyres, eh?

Not as let down as I feel with his government.
Two flat tyres, eh? Not as let down as I feel with his government. ToffeeGuy
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1:48am Wed 23 Jan 13

Common_Sense1 says...

I briefly misplaced my wallet this morning if anyone wants to do a news article on that.

The thing that gets me is how did the paper find out about this? Did Andrew ring them with this hot story?
I briefly misplaced my wallet this morning if anyone wants to do a news article on that. The thing that gets me is how did the paper find out about this? Did Andrew ring them with this hot story? Common_Sense1
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3:37am Wed 23 Jan 13

N4you! says...

Pendle MP and living in London
Pendle MP and living in London N4you!
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7:03am Wed 23 Jan 13

coates warder says...

only took me
4.30mins to get to london in my wagon ha ha
only took me 4.30mins to get to london in my wagon ha ha coates warder
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8:41am Wed 23 Jan 13

MrsB123 says...

oh dear poor Andrew Stephenson........ho
pe he doesn't have any further trouble getting to his numerous photo opportunities for The Nelson Leader or as I prefer to call it The Andrew Stephenson Weekly!!!!
oh dear poor Andrew Stephenson........ho pe he doesn't have any further trouble getting to his numerous photo opportunities for The Nelson Leader or as I prefer to call it The Andrew Stephenson Weekly!!!! MrsB123
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8:44am Wed 23 Jan 13

MrsB123 says...

oh dear poor Andrew Stephenson........ho
pe he doesn't have any further trouble getting to his numerous photo opportunities for The Nelson Leader or as I prefer to call it The Andrew Stephenson Weekly!!!!
oh dear poor Andrew Stephenson........ho pe he doesn't have any further trouble getting to his numerous photo opportunities for The Nelson Leader or as I prefer to call it The Andrew Stephenson Weekly!!!! MrsB123
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9:15am Wed 23 Jan 13

hi everyone says...

wow is this the best news they can come up with 2 flat tyres so what
wow is this the best news they can come up with 2 flat tyres so what hi everyone
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11:10am Wed 23 Jan 13

vicn1956 says...

World breaking news!
Politician has a taste of real world!
World breaking news! Politician has a taste of real world! vicn1956
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2:01pm Wed 23 Jan 13

St.R says...

my heart bleeds! funny how he's making such a point about going to church, when he's proved time and again how ridiculously un christian his behaviour is.
my heart bleeds! funny how he's making such a point about going to church, when he's proved time and again how ridiculously un christian his behaviour is. St.R
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2:33pm Wed 23 Jan 13

claret style says...

Hope he's not claiming an allowance for two flats in Colne.
Hope he's not claiming an allowance for two flats in Colne. claret style
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7:29pm Wed 23 Jan 13

barryinthailand says...

claret style wrote:
Hope he's not claiming an allowance for two flats in Colne.
very good
[quote][p][bold]claret style[/bold] wrote: Hope he's not claiming an allowance for two flats in Colne.[/p][/quote]very good barryinthailand
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11:14pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Benjy123 says...

Just not news. And some quality comments so far! LT - you do let yourself down on occasions!
I'm quite confident Mr. Stephenson won't grace us with his non-stories after the next election.
Just not news. And some quality comments so far! LT - you do let yourself down on occasions! I'm quite confident Mr. Stephenson won't grace us with his non-stories after the next election. Benjy123
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