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National radio station issues Nadine Dorries ‘Wanted’ poster in local weekly

A national radio station took out a full page advertisement in a weekly newspaper as part of its bid to find ‘Wanted’ absentee MP Nadine Dorries.

LBC took out the page three advertisement in the Bedford Times & Citizen after setting out to find the former Culture Secretary, more than 400 days since she last contributed in the House of Commons.

The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire announced in June she was standing down, but has yet to do so.

Armed with the Times & Citizen ad, pictured, LBC reporter Henry Riley visited the town of Flitwick, in her constituency, but was unable to track her down.

Nadine Dorries ad

Times & Citizen readers have been urged to contact LBC presenter Nick Ferrari if Ms Dorries is spotted.

Henry told HTFP: “Since LBC became a national station in 2014 we’ve seen our listenership outside of London continue to grow – and we always try to find out what people are speaking about on a daily basis

“After residents living in Mid Bedfordshire got in touch – many of them angry and frustrated by their representation (or lack of) in Parliament – we thought we had to act. Operation ‘Desperately Seeking Dorries’ was born.

“We took out a full page advert in the long-standing local paper – The Bedford Times & Citizen – which has been since since 1845.

“We were armed with posters, but most importantly a microphone to find out if any of her constituents had seen her recently, and how well they felt she was representing them.

“Given she last spoke in Parliament over 400 days ago, promised to resign with immediate effect over two months ago – and still hasn’t – we weren’t holding out much hope.

“We did not manage to track down Nadine Dorries on this occasion. But it was great fun, the locals were fantastic, and we certainly got people talking.”

HTFP has approached Ms Dorries for a comment.