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Suspended Tory MP accused of misusing campaign funds to pay ‘bad guys’ – POLITICO

In a statement to The Times, Menzies said: “I strongly dispute the allegations made against me. I have fully complied with all reporting rules. As an investigation is ongoing, I will not comment further.

A Conservative Party spokesperson said: “The Conservative Party is investigating allegations made about an MP. This process is rightly confidential. The party takes all allegations seriously and will always investigate all matters referred to it.

Menzies had the Tory whip removed. The MP has represented the safe Conservative seat of Fylde in Lancashire since 2010. In 2019 he won a majority of more than 16,000 votes.

More than a dozen Conservative MPs have lost their whip posts since the 2019 general election, reducing the government’s active majority to 49.

Asked about these claims Thursday morning, Defense Secretary Grant Shapps told LBC: “What I understand is that additional information was revealed yesterday, this is a conversation between the Chief Whip and the MP concerned.”

“In all areas of life, there will be people who go off the rails” Shapps told Radio 4 in a separate interview. “It seems to me that there is potentially someone who is quite troubled in the mix here,” he told Times Radio.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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