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Sky’s ‘Westminster Accounts’ Reveal Mark Menzies & Scott Benton Direct Financial Interests

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MPs are required to report both their own direct financial interests and any donations or other payments that are received by their local constituency party to support their work or election. These interests and donations have now been revealed by Sky in their on-line ‘Westminster Diaries’.

Like their colleagues in the House of Commons, both MP Menzies and MP Benton are required by law to report certain financial interests to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, whose office publishes a register of all MPs’ interests every fortnight.

Sky’s Westminster Accounts have revealed that since the beginning of the current Parliament at the end of 2019, Fylde MP Mark Menzies has declared 15 financial interests. He has declared donations, earnings, gifts and other benefits worth approximately £31,000 since 19 December 2019, including £10,000 in gifts or benefits from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Top sources of £ for MP Mark Menzies

  • £10k in gifts or benefits from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
  • £5,000 in donations from Kenneth Townsley
  • £5,000 in donations from Michael Withers
  • £3,000 in donations from David A Halsall
  • £2,500 in donations from Inshmore Properties
  • £2,000 in donations from Danbro Holdings
  • £2,000 in donations from John Armstrong
  • £700 in gifts or benefits from Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (Qatar Ministry of Sports and Culture) and the Embassy of the State of Qatar
  • £400 in earnings from Savanta Group

MP Scott Benton has declared donations, earnings, gifts and other benefits worth approximately £38,640 since 19 December 2019.Top sources of £ for MP Scott Benton

  • £12k in earnings from Calderdale Council
  • £4,550 in gifts or benefits from Entain Operations
  • £3,000 in donations from David A Halsall
  • £3,000 in donations from Dukehill Services
  • £2,560 in gifts or benefits from Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)
  • £2,500 in gifts or benefits from Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI)
  • £2,000 in donations from H & C Whitehead
  • £2,000 in donations from IPGL
  • £1,530 in gifts or benefits from Gamesys Group
  • £1,250 in earnings from Ipsos MORI
  • £1,180 in earnings from YouGov
  • £700 in gifts or benefits from English Football League (EFL)
  • £700 in gifts or benefits from McDonald’s
  • £300 in earnings from Savanta ComRes
  • £300 in earnings from Yonder
  • £300 in earnings from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority

To search for other MPs simply go to https://news.sky.com/story/westminster-accounts-search-for-your-mp-or-enter-your-full-postcode-12771627

 

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Mug Voter January 15, 2023 - 2:30 pm

The fact that there is any mention of Qatar in the lists is pretty disgusting.

The simple truth is that a large proportion of our MPs treat their Parliamentary obligations as their 2nd source of income anyway i.e. 2nd job.

It’s been that way for a very long time and they are not going to let us change it or clean it up themselves (turkeys and Xmas?) so no point in whinging on about it, is there?

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