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Both Local Conservative MPs in Erewash and Mid-Derbyshire vote to water down sleaze rules

November 3, 2021 8:21 PM

Responding to today's vote in Parliament in which local Conservative MPs Maggie Throup, Erewash and Pauline Latham, Mid-Derbyshire both voted to water down rules for dealing with MP sleaze and corruption, Liberal Democrat James Archer said:

"It is shameful that our local Conservative MP voted to water down rules aimed at preventing political sleaze.

"Local constituents deserve better than this stitch up that is dragging our politics through the mud.

"We've already seen this government wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers' money, from dodgy Covid contracts to the refurbishment of Boris Johnson's flat.

"Tough rules and independent scrutiny are vital to prevent yet more sleaze scandals that end up with more public money being wasted."