On 27 February 2014 Tory MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon, stood up in the House to suggest the Tories were the ‘Workers Party’, and who should be there to support him but non other than Banbury’s MP Sir Tony Baldry.
I suppose Sir Tony could claim to be a workers’ advocate –
• Educated at private boarding school
• Former army officer and member of the Freemasons
• Former personal assistant to Margaret Thatcher
• Later made a minister by Thatcher
• Still has second job as a barrister
• Trousers at least £130,000 per year through directorships
• This brings total income to the £200,000 per year mark
• Lives in picturesque Oxfordshire village of Bloxham
In keeping with his role as a minister during the Thatcher era, Baldry is also a keen supporter of the mining industry — in, … West Africa.