"Patrick Mercer declares payment he accepted from undercover reporters" - Peter Dominiczak - The Telegraph

"Patrick Mercer declares payment he accepted from undercover reporters" - Peter Dominiczak - The Telegraph

Patrick Mercer, the MP forced to resign from the Tory party over the lobbying scandal, has officially declared a £2,000 payment he accepted from undercover journalists for work as a consultant.

by: Peter Dominiczak | publication date: June 18, 2013 | Publication: The Telegraph |

". . .A Daily Telegraph and BBC Panorama investigation found that the MP for Newark, had tabled five questions to government ministers and put down a parliamentary motion after being paid a total of £4,000 as part of a contract he believed would earn him £24,000 a year. The parliamentary questions were based on a draft given to him by an undercover reporter purporting to be a lobbyist for businesses with interests in Fiji. . ."

Patrick Mercer declared the £2,000 that was given to him by undercover reporters posing as lobbyists.

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