CHARLES HENDRY - CONSERVATIVE MP
Charles Hendry - Conservative MP for Wealden
Who is keeping tabs on the mounting maladministration tally at Wealden District Council. If you have or are aware of injustice, corruption or other impropriety, please let the MP for Wealden know about it.
Charles Hendry was born in May 1959. He was educated at Rugby School and at the University of Edinburgh, taking an Honours degree in Business Studies. Mr. Hendry was elected to Parliament as the Member for Wealden in June 2001 having been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wealden in March 2000, following the decision of The Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, to retire.
Sir Geoffrey heard a number of complaints about Wealden District Council but failed to investigate either one. Sir Geoffrey failed to intervene when the Sanctuary at Bushy Wood was bulldozed. He also did nothing to urge this council to prevent Anne Harris's home being torn down around her, for which Wealden were found guilty of maladministration. Later when Anne was again under attack from Wealden's enforcement officers, again the local MP did nothing. Not a particularly good record - we think you'll agree. Mr Phillips argued before the Crown Court, that a road was actually a linear pile of rubble. Needless to say the Court showed David Phillips the door.
Before entering Parliament, Charles Hendry worked as a Public Relations and Government Relations Adviser to the international communications groups, Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy and Mather Public Relations. He has been a Trustee/Vice President of the homeless charity, The Big Issue Foundation since 1995. He is Treasurer of the Party's Charter for Britain Campaign, highlighting the dangers of the government's constitutional changes.
Mr Hendry was joint Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Homelessness and Housing Need, between 1992 - 1996. He was Honorary President of the British Youth Council from 1992 to 1997. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon William Hague MP and to Gillian Shephard MP, Secretary of State for Education between 1994 and 1995. In July 1995 Mr Hendry was appointed a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.
In view of Mr Hendry's impressive CV, we hope to see some action to bring about changes to make Wealden accountable for their refusal to comply with statutory requirements and other breaches of the Human Rights Act.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry and wife Sallie have bought the 14-bedroom
Blair Castle in Ayrshire. The mansion near Dalry and its surrounding estate,
including 1300 acres of land, had been on the market for £8 million.
See Nolan Committee reforms Lord Nolan
BLAIR CASTLE - Not so much a castle as a large manor house with slate roofs. Can you imagine the heating bills for this house? Estates like this contribute to global warming unless the owners install ground heat pumps and other micro generation features external to the extant buildings such as not to harm any archaeological interest. This should be the responsibility of all owners of country estates to comply with the tenets of the Climate Change Act 2008 - as Mr Hendry would know from his time as an Environment Minister. He might also drive an electric car.