Following the sentencing of former Bury North MP David Chaytor to 18 months imprisonment the current Member of Parliament for Bury North David Nuttall said:
“Bury, Ramsbottom and Tottington are great places to live, work and play but unfortunately because of the actions of Mr Chaytor the constituency has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in recent months. I hope people will accept the vast majority of politicians from all parties are completely honest and only want to do the best for the people they represent.
My constituents in Bury North will be glad this matter is now over and justice has been done although many will wonder why Mr Chaytor continued to protest his innocence right up to just before the scheduled start of his trial. A great deal of public resources have been wasted as a result of his delay in pleading guilty.”