Here’s another corrupt Conservative: Charlotte Leslie

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Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie is the latest Conservative to be revealed as having taking cash to ask questions in Parliament. She’s not a minister – what penalty will she face?

A Tory MP tabled three parliamentary questions on the Severn Barrage, failing to declare a £17000 donation from a port magnate opposed to the project.

While Bristol MP Charlotte Leslie apologised to the House on Tuesday for failing to properly declare donations, the link to the Severn Barrage has only been picked up by local media.

Although she knew about the error in August, and updated the register – she says it took until Tuesday for her to work out there was a bigger problem.

What nobody but the local papers seem to have picked up is that since 2009 she’s been fed £17000 by a major Tory donor called David Ord.

David Ord is joint owner of Bristol Port, who are vehemently against the proposed Severn Barrage Project.

Since being elected in 2010, Leslie has asked two written questions of Ed Davey on the feasibility and funding of the Barrage, and one of Vince Cable – all without declaring her 17 grand interest in the project’s principle detractor.

On top of that, she admitted to her local Tory party pocketing £2500 from one Theodore Agnew – whom she questioned when he appeared at the Education Select Committee.

Leslie, who has a staff who one would thought have an understanding of prejudicial interests, blamed the oversight on her dyslexia.

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14 thoughts on “Here’s another corrupt Conservative: Charlotte Leslie

  1. Nick

    there a corrupted bunch mike and always have been

    if i were a mp and someone wonted to pay me to ask a question i would tell him straight do that again and you’ll get arrested

    you can be sure he or she would get the message and be off

    if i were a mp i would call the shots as to what questions that i would put to the house but you could be i00% certain it would be my call and no one else’s

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  3. alan

    Parliament is riddled with corruption of one sort or another, and it is always, always, around money, aside from kids that it likes to fiddle with and to snort the cocaine, get drunk on cheap booze, to be entertained by Miss Whiplash, the rent boy.

    Parliamentarians grab what money then can, in any manner that they can, and as it has well be said THE LOVE of money is the root of all evil, and what evil belongs to those MPs that run after filthy lucre, no morals, ethics, or conscience.

    1. Mike Sivier

      Now might be a good time to remind people of a few legal ground rules.
      Comments like the above are permissible because nobody in particular is implicated and Parliamentarians have been known to have participated in the crimes and questionable activities mentioned.
      If anyone wishes to name a person who has not been convicted of a crime as having committed one, then I can’t publish that comment unless you provide evidence to prove the allegation. Otherwise we all run the risk of committing libel – you by making the allegation and me by publishing it to readers.

  4. Michael Fairbrother

    In life U have to have a code of conduct it’s important for the very fabric of society when corruption is rife in all walks of life & no standard is set from people at the top u will in the end reap what U sow?

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