CONSTITUENTS of Cumnock MP Bill Grant have hit out after a picture emerged appearing to show Mr Grant asleep in Parliament.

The Conservative MP had defended his actions claiming he was “listening intently” to the debate on pensions equality for women.

However, members of the public took to Facebook to show their fury towards the man who was elected to represent them.

Maureen Drennan said: “He’s as good as useless! Social climber and a disgrace!”

She added: “At Wellington Square Council Chambers, he flung WASPI campaign out twice and stated that he was more concerned with the residents in higher band council tax bands having to take a rise in council tax!!

“I was there and don’t understand the issue on poverty and implications of campaign! 83 per cent of the world’s poor are women!

“And Why should women who have worked most of their lives be treated like second class citizens especially when we have done our bit and tired. I wouldn’t mind sleeping in Westminster on that salary!”

Eddie Cameron posted: “It seams that politicians and politics are rotten and corrupt from councillors right up to ministers. It’s all about the money and back handers.”

However Peter Black defended Mr Grant saying: “The entire debate is online. Far be it for me to defend a Tory, but the video doesn’t show him sleeping.”

And Daniel Masterton added: “So people in this country are no longer allowed to close their eyes for a couple of seconds.”

Margaret Black felt Mr Grant wasn’t anywhere near being ready to hold public office. She said: “Poor Bill, really not up to it. Wasn’t any good as a councillor either.”

Margret Jones felt Mr Grant was being selfish in his actions as she posted: “Does not care about anyone but himself.”

The debate, brought forward by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, took place on Thursday, December 14. The Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP had previously refused to sign the WASPI pledge.

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman also felt Mr Grant had disrespected the WASPI movement.

She said: “Not only did Bill Grant refuse to sign the WASPI pledge to support women in their fight for pension equality, he fails to give the debate the attention it deserves by falling asleep on the job.”