With the Standards Commissioner now investigating Vince Cable and his PPS Tessa Munt for failing to declare private polling conducted in their constituencies by their ally Lord Oakeshott, it now emerges that Cable actually declared his — on the very same day that Scrapbook published the complaint we’d submitted. Name of donor: Lord Oakeshott Address of donor: private Amount […]
The parliamentary standards commissioner is to open an investigation into Vince Cable and his aide Tessa Munt following evidence submitted by Scrapbook (FULL LETTER). With expensive private polling of their constituencies linked to Lord Oakeshott’s botched coup against Nick Clegg, the pair failed to declare any donation-in-kind on the Register of Members’ Intersts — despite such surveys […]
In light of Vince Cable and his parliamentary aide Tessa Munt failing to declare expensive private polling conducted in their constituencies by ally Lord Oakeshott, Scrapbook has referred them to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. Letter in full below. SEE ALSO: Vince Cable and Aide fail to declare £8,000+ in private polling Vince Cable’s PPS […]
Vince Cable has failed to declare expensive polling of his constituency provided privately by his friend Lord Oakeshott. Surveys carried out by ICM and funded by the wealthy peer were a cornerstone of an abortive coup attempt against Nick Clegg — but haven’t yet appeared on the relevant parliamentary register. Along with a survey of his PPS Tessa […]
With several MP pals of coup plotter Lord Oakeshott — including Vince Cable — the beneficiaries of expensive private polling conducted in their constituencies, the next edition of the Register of Members’ Interests will be of interest when it drops on Thursday. With such research from ICM coming in at no less than £4,000 a pop, […]
As Michael Crick observed earlier this week, a private constituency poll is a substantial donation-in-kind which should be declared as an interest by any MP lucky enough to receive one: Presumably Vince Cable was about to declare on right registers the gift of a expensive poll in Twickenham from his friend Matthew Oakeshott — Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) May […]
Senior Lib Dem source on Cable/Oakeshott moves against Nick Clegg: “The most ham-fisted attempt at a coup since Mark Thatcher” Ironically enough, Cable was one of the only MPs to pursue the case of Equatorial Guinea coup plotter Simon Mann with parliamentary written questions.
As widely noted, a key section of Lord Oakeshott’s resignation statement drops Vince Cable in it by revealing that he had known about a secret poll of Clegg’s constituency for “several weeks” — despite describing such practices as “utterly reprehensible”: “Several months ago a close colleague, concerned about voting intentions in Twickenham, asked me if I would arrange and […]