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Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s Vote Conservative campaign car caught in disabled bay

PUBLISHED: 15:08 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:11 05 September 2014

Andrew Rosindell MP car was pictured in a disabled bay. Picture: Daily Mirror

Andrew Rosindell MP car was pictured in a disabled bay. Picture: Daily Mirror

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Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s famous 4x4 emblazoned with the Vote Conservative logo was snapped parked in a disabled bay in central London.

MP Andrew Rosindell MP Andrew Rosindell

The “brazen” parking of the Conservative’s car on Tuesday was right next to bold “disabled” markings on the road that the driver would have had to stand on when exiting the car.

Mr Rosindell’s spokesman did not deny the politician’s car was parked illegally outside Pork’s BBQ, in Bankside, but insisted it was only for a “short time”.

But one onlooker told the Daily Mirror: “It was just brazen. His name is written in big letters all over the vehicle.

“Talk about taking liberties. Who does he think he is?”

Mr Roisndell's spokesman said the car was parked their for a 'short time'. Picture: Daily Mirror Mr Roisndell's spokesman said the car was parked their for a 'short time'. Picture: Daily Mirror

The politician’s spokesman played down the criminal parking that can carry a fine of up to £1,000.

He said: “The MP’s campaign vehicle was only parked in London for a short time whilst the driver made a collection very early in the morning. The driver was unaware of any inconvenience caused directly by this, however we apologise if this was not the case.”

Havering’s Conservative council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey has recently backed a crackdown on those illegally using blue badge disabled parking permits.

Earlier this month, he said: “The whole point of the blue badge scheme is to help those with disabilities. People who misuse the badge are taking a space that a person with a genuine disability needs and we take this very seriously.

“We cannot have people using these badges if they are not disabled and those who are disabled should not let others use their badge illegally.”

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