Find Tory David Amess's £1,500 website and win an LDV prize!

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The Southend Echo reports (hat-tip to Peter Welch):

SOUTHEND West Conservative MP David Amess claimed more than £1,500 on expenses for website design and hosting. However, the only website the Echo has been able to find dedicated to Mr Amess contained just one picture and no information about him, besides the statement he was the MP for Southend West.

Yesterday, a spokesman at MP’s London office was unable to confirm the web address to which of Mr Amess’s claim related or if it had ever gone live. He said he would ask Mr Amess to call us back, but the MP did not contact us yesterday.

So here’s an offer from Lib Dem Voice – if any reader can find Mr Amess’s all-expenses paid website let us know and you’ll win a copy of the our annual review, The Tangerine Book.

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http://www.davidamess.com/

Not worth 1500 granted, but not as bad as the sarfend echo makes out either.

by Andrew on June 23, 2009 at 9:23 pm. Reply #

Didn’t look very far, did you? Whether it is worth £1500 is open to question, but the following is a website.

http://www.davidamess.co.uk/

by WitteringsFromWitney on June 23, 2009 at 9:33 pm. Reply #

Well done.

Three quarters of the content seems to have been added today, so the Echo probably was right at the time of publication.

How much would anyone expect to pay for this website though?

by Peter Welch on June 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm. Reply #

I don’t know about hosting costs but I would probably charge one, maybe two pints for that type of site.

by Andrew on June 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm. Reply #

His proper website is http://www.epolitix.com/mpwebsites/mpwebsitepage/mpsite/david-amess/mppage/home-31/?no_cache=1 and has been maintained as such since Epolitix started up back after the 2001 election. I therefore claim my prize

by Harry Hayfield on June 23, 2009 at 10:28 pm. Reply #

I think David Amess’s site is absolutely lovely, and well worth every penny.

Particularly the “About” section, which says:
“This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many pages like this one or sub-pages as you like and manage all of your content inside of WordPress.”
http://www.davidamess.co.uk/?page_id=2

by Herbert Brown on June 24, 2009 at 12:28 am. Reply #

we are all in the wrong game – £1500 for free wordpress software!

by Lloyd on June 24, 2009 at 9:10 am. Reply #

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