Monday, 17 November 2014


THE Register of MPs’ financial interest has been updated as of November 14.

Locally, Austin Mitchell (Labour, Great Grimsby) continues to draw payments for his journalistic work as an associate editor on The House magazine which circulates among MPs and others in the Westminster village.

He has registered that he received £10,000 in January and another £5,000 more recently.

Martin Vickers (Con, Cleethorpes) received two fees of £75 each, for completing two surveys - each took about 20 minutes -  for an organisation called ComRes.

He donated the monies to local community charities.

On behalf of the constituency association, he also received political donation from the following individuals: John Cotton (£2,500), Jeremy Hosking (£2,500) and Gillian Ross (£5,000).

In nearby constituencies, Sir Edward Leigh (Con, Gainsborough) receives £6,250 a month in his capacity as a non-executive director of the Europe Arab Bank plus unspecified amounts in his work as barrister.

He also went on an all-expenses paid visit (worth £1,035) to Gibraltar between September 8-11 as a guest of the Gibraltar government to attend their National Day celebrations.

The Father of the House, Sir Peter Tapsell (Con, Louth and Horncastle) has registered that he receives £30,000 per annum for working approximately 10 hours a month for the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan).

Further up the political pecking order, David Cameron (Witney) reveals that he has accepted honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club.

Whether or not the Prime Minister plays the game, he has also accepted honorary membership of Ellesborough Golf Club.

He also received two lamps, worth a total of £749, from a firm in his constituency.

Nick Clegg (Sheffield Hallam) received donations of sums of up to £5,000 from numerous individuals plus one of £10,000 from Henley Homes plc

Labour leader Ed Milliband (Doncaster North) has registered a £51,141 donation from Lord Alan Sugar (yes, he of The Apprentice fame) towards staffing costs, plus, from British Airways, flight costs (for himself and his wife) in  respect of a return flight to Johannesburg. 

He also accepted a Harrods Christmas hamper (worth £2,000) from the Sultan of Brunei. 

He donated it to an unnamed charity.


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