CON YER BIKE; EXCLUSIVE 'Green' Tory Dave Cameron Cycles to Work and Attacks Mothers on School Run. Then Has His Driver Bring His Shoes to Office in a Gas-Guzzler

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CON YER BIKE; EXCLUSIVE 'Green' Tory Dave Cameron Cycles to Work and Attacks Mothers on School Run. Then Has His Driver Bring His Shoes to Office in a Gas-Guzzler


Byline: By STEWART MACLEAN and BOB ROBERTS, Deputy Political Editor

DAVID Cameron flaunts his green credentials by cycling to work - but there's a flunky following behind in a gas-guzzling motor carrying his shoes and briefcase.

The Tory leader, desperate to hijack the green vote at next Thursday's local elections, has spent weeks trumpeting the fact that he pedals the five traffic-clogged miles from his home to Westminster.

The born-again environmentalist even blasted mums for using their cars on the school run instead of walking.

Just days later Mirror snappers watched as he leapt onto his bicycle outside his West London home at 8am and pedalled off, stopping only to pose for photos.

But after a few minutes his official car, a high-powered Lexus GS450-H, pulled up and the driver was handed a briefcase, a shirt and a pair of highly-polished shoes.

The Lexus then crawled off to join the nose-to-tail rush hour traffic heading towards Cameron's Westminster office.

A source revealed: "David is well known for cycling to Parliament. But they always send his car to his home as well to pick up the morning papers and any personal items he'll need for the day. He leaves a pile of things inside the front door."

Environmental campaigners last night accused Old Etonian Cameron of breathtaking hypocrisy. Steven Hounsham, of Transport 2000, said: "It's unbelievable. If there's a good reason for making a car journey to transport shoes, a case and a shirt then I'd like to hear it. …

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