Tory minister caught leaking document to Wonga whitewashes his part in sponsorship deal from his website


Guilty conscience, is it?

A Tory minister has scrubbed evidence of a deal he brokered between Wonga and his local football team from his website after he was caught leaking a sensitive committee report on pay-day-lenders to the company.

Justin Tomlinson MP, who was a member of the Public Accounts Committee in 2013, said his “judgement had been clouded” when he passed the confidential report about regulating consumer credit to controversial lenders.

He brokered a deal worth £30,000 for Wonga to sponsor his local football team, and accepted donations of £30,218 from the club’s chairman since 2014.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing and the chairman, Jez Webb, said the similarity in the amounts is coincidental.

But Mr Tomlinson has now deleted references to Wonga from the article about the sponsorship deal on his website.

Source: Tory minister caught leaking document to Wonga whitewashes his part in sponsorship deal from his website – Mirror Online

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11 thoughts on “Tory minister caught leaking document to Wonga whitewashes his part in sponsorship deal from his website

  1. Dez

    Another one caught bang to rights…..but hey he’s a fine Tory, who has a history of total integrity and knowledge of what is right and what is wrong because he was once a member of a Public Accounts Committee. How many more of these morons must we suffer who really think the world owes them and they owe nothing to representing the
    honest face of politics. Out, out, out……

    1. Florence

      You’re too polite There are many better words but they wouldn’t get past the moderator………

  2. A-Brightfuture

    Dear oh Dear, the curse of the Minister for (against) the disabled strikes again, how many is that IDS has got through in the last 5 years.

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