While central government drags its feet on an inquiry into an alleged child abuse ring in Whitehall, a London borough has announced such a probe — into the activities of its paedophile former leader. Derek Osbourne, who led the deposed Liberal Democrat council administration in cabinet minister Ed Davey’s Kingston stronghold, is currently serving a two year […]

With Nick Clegg fighting for this political life this week, leadership dark horse Ed Davey (6/1 with Ladbrokes) seems to have gone to ground since the scale of the Lib Dems’ Euro defeat became clear. To compound matters, influential members of his local party are on manoeuvres — with the Lib Dem’s former local leader urging Clegg to […]

With heating bills at the centre of the financial challenge facing stretched families, energy secretary Ed Davey has been thrust into the limelight on cost-of-living issues. Here’s an insight into how seriously his team take them, courtesy of his special adviser Chris Nicholson: Sunday Times report cost of Christmas meal will be 17% higher this year. Expecting calls […]

Scrapbook is pleased to see that the mainstream media and Guido have nearly caught up to us when it comes to the dodgy arrangements in Ed Davey’s office, with the cabinet minister long overdue some heat during what is now being dubbed a “new expenses scandal”. Here’s a taste of our previous coverage: Ed Davey […]

The former Liberal Democrat leader of Kingston Council has faced a preliminary court hearing charged with possessing an extensive library of child and bestiality pornography. Derek Osbourne — a close political ally of cabinet minister Ed Davey — is alleged to have amassed collection including 50 images at level 5, the most extreme category. Osbourne has also been […]

As Scrapbook alluded last week, the enterprising arrangements in Ed Davey’s constituency office don’t stop at election printing (the matter is now in the hands of the Metropolitan Police). The secretary of state for climate change rents his south west London office from Kingston Liberal Democrats, who trouser the proceeds while Davey claims it all back on […]

Ed Davey’s office may have breached law over by-election Firm owned by Davey’s wife produced ‘non-commercial’ invoice Professional £24,000 campaign organiser not declared The office of cabinet minister Ed Davey has been referred to the Metropolitan Police over election expenses, Political Scrapbook understands. The complaint from Labour backbencher Thomas Docherty, relates to concerns — first raised […]

Scrapbook’s coverage of the arrangements in Ed Davey’s office has certainly set the fox loose in the Lib Dem chicken coop, with campaign organisers descending on the comments in what looks suspiciously like a rebuttal operation co-ordinated from Great George Street. While agents boasted of the cheap printing deals used to saturate letterboxes with unsolicited material, they […]

Office of climate change secretary Ed Davey has secret company ‘Berrylands Printers’ is owned by his wife and office manager Legislation affecting election printing published this week Cabinet minister Ed Davey has a secret printing company operating from his constituency office, Political Scrapbook can reveal. Electoral filings obtained by this blog suggest that the vehicle […]