July 30th, 2012

More Questions Over Morritt’s Missing Money –
Councillor Kept Comms Cash For Himself

Earlier Guido revealed how Justine Greening’s former agent and current Tory Councillor Robert Morritt has become mired in a missing money mystery, but the questions don’t stop there. While selecting council candidates in 2009, Wandsworth Conservatives recognised the need to boost their communications capabilities and decided to splash out on some conference call equipment. Morritt was issued with a cheque for £1,500 to go and buy the equipment (which he promptly cashed) but, three days later, he hadn’t managed to find anything suitable. In the end, a senior activist was dispatched to solve the problem. She paid for the kit herself and was then properly reimbursed. As for the £1,500 given to Morritt? You guessed it, it was never seen again…

And there’s more. Selection meetings can be long and tedious so a nice venue, some decent wine and a few nibbles goes a long way to breaking the boredom. In 2007, Wandsworth Conservatives set about selecting a candidate for the local London Assembly seat. This was a joint task with Merton Conservatives. Morritt was only too glad to organise both stages of the whole affair, and he was reimbursed £796.25 for the costs shortly afterwards . The problem is that the books show other invoices paid by Wandsworth Conservatives for the same events, also amounting to £700. So, Guido hears you ask, why would the treasurer reimburse him if the bills had already been paid?  The answer is simple: Morritt reimbursed himself. He had access to pre-signed cheques and filled in his name and the amount he decided he should take. So what was this money for? When asked in 2010, back came the answer: “Expenses”.

Guess what? There’s more…

See also: Justine Greening’s Agent in Addison Lee Fraud MessWandsworth Tory Auditor in Voodoo Accounting Mystery


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    One thinks he is a piggie with his snout firmly in trough.

    • 3
      Tory on Tory says:

      Looks like once he realised he could get away with it, he decided to keep on getting away with it. But it will only be a crime if the Wandsworth Conservatives report it to the plod rather than a rogue Tory leaking to Guido.

      • 7
        jgm2 says:

        Surely the taxman will be interested too.

        • 17
          T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

          Who ?

        • 71
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          Not sure Tory on Tory is quite right. Paying out twice for the same receivables sounds like false accounting to me – unless Wandsworth Conservatives accuse Morritt of fraud. So which is it? Has Morritt committed an fraud or is he guilty of false accounting in his role as treasurer?

      • 51
        Right on time says:

        Uh, rogue Tory? Well I suppose, if you mean that all the rest of them think that fiddling expenses is ok.

        • 164
          Wandsworth Rouge says:

          Right on! It’s not only Morritt’s integrity that’s in Question here, but those in the Group complicit in the Cover up. What motivated them to stay quiet? Embarrassment that their own lack of good governance lead to this false/ fraudulent accounting and worrying sucker Tory donors would give no more money, or perhaps Morritt used some other dubious tactic to keep them shtup.

          • Wandsworth Tory Donor says:

            Yes the cover up and how far it went that is the issue…..they knew.

            They gave him a safe council seat and then they appointed him to various lucrative positions…..and all the while knew he was defrauding donors and fundraisers.

            We want the money back.

            All those who knew should resign…….

    • 22
      jibbajabba says:

      Labour colleague Carl Sargeant, minister for local government and communities in the Welsh assembly government, who had tweeted that the opening ceremony was “the best Labour party political broadcast I have seen in a while”.

      • 23
      • 38
        Anonymous says:

        Currently watching the multicultural crowd at the Eventing – well spotted a couple fo choc-ice sellers at least.

        • 45
          Thought for the day says:

          All thoroughbred horses today can trace their pedigree back to just three Arab Stallions

          • jgm2 says:

            You’d think after umpty generations of in-breeding they’d be getting all manner of genetic problems. Like the Amish.

            Perhaps they do.

          • Anonymous says:

            You’re partly right but it’s only on the male line and there are exceptions to that.

          • AC1 says:

            Not just the Amish, look at the people colonising Bradford who try to live like their ancestors did 1500 years ago.

          • Anonymous says:

            They do have genetic problems eg Northern Dancer’s progeny are prone to being parrot mouthed, other lines are prone tp bleeding, wind problems, poorly conformed joints. you wouldn’t breed a thoroughbred for hardiness!

          • Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

            You mean that AC1′s wind problem is due to inbreeding!?

          • Thought for the day says:

            Anonymong. A stallion is a male in the horsey world.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you knew anything about horse breeding Thought For The Day then you’d know that all horses have a sire and a dam. Whilst the male line is influential just as much attention is paid to the dam line especially for breeding purposes.

          • Anonymous says:

            The Arabs are a cruel people.

            But the horses that don’t have problems are wonderful.

            A bit like breeding Christian slaves, really.

          • Jamaican Sprint Team says:

            You want to talk about slaves being bred for specific characteristics?

    • 42
      Forkbender says:

      What’s this I read, a thieving Tory I thought it was only those horrible oiky people in the Liebor party were the only ones that took money that didn’t belong to them, and for such a relatively small sum of money, there is just one question though, how much more has actually gone missing, probably thought it would not be missed.

    • 48
      One of the 3 little pigs says:

      Oink oink

    • 167
      Wandsworth Local says:

      So next question is who shopped him and why? Love triangle, political jealousy, Morritt trying to stab someone in the back, whatever…..its all been going on for ages in Wandsworth Conservatives…….not much time for the real issues of local politics I am afraid.

  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, he’s been exposed now!

    This man cannot be trusted with a few pennies. Time to dial 999 I think.

    • 53
      ANGRY Wandsworth Tory says:

      If only Anthony Cole, the Group Chairman of Wandsworth Conservatives had a backbone and actually did…

    • 163
      Anonymous says:

      Waste of time Andrew. The laws of the land are not,repeat not,applicable to our politicon class.

  3. 4
    Nullbymouth says:

    Call the plod

    • 13
      tottenham chutzpah says:

      call the plod what?

      • 49
        Forkbender says:

        PC Plod: now then sir, could you tell me what happened and what is missing, I would like to interview any witnesses who saw the thief actually stealing the money, what did you say, you did not see them do it and no idea where the money is, I am afraid there is little I can do I am afraid, I will give you a crime number, you are insured aren’t you.

      • 50
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Useless suborned pigs of the 4th Pillar of the busted state perhaps?
        What – “Memorandums of Understanding” – to keep the public silenced?

        Tory Labour Lib Dem – they’re all corrupted from the top down.

  4. 5
    T Watch says:

    Why are there two ts in Scottish and only one t in British?

    • 8
      jgm2 says:

      To confuse the French.

      • 18
        SP4BS says:

        Why? Both words translate as “anglais” to your average Frenchman.

        (one to remember next time you hear someone on about the auld alliance).

        • 24
          jgm2 says:

          Scotland has always been France’s second front in the ongoing French battle with the English.

          • SP4BS says:

            Good job they don’t know where it is then.

          • Nullbymouth says:

            Le rosbif and the Le deep fried snickers

          • Forkbender says:

            I thought they ate , deep fried Mars Bars ®

          • jgm2 says:

            Deep fried Mars Bars are actually better than they sound. Had an ethnic night one time when we lived in Fucking Scotland. Had Fish’n’chips, deep fried Mars Bars and Buckfast.

            Quite a good night to be fair.

          • Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

            Ah, but did you follow it up with the proper entertainment – razor fighting (after which the girls present can use the razors to shave their legs).

          • UKIP.i.am says:

            “Why are there two ts in Scottish”

            The same reason as why there are two t’s in twat?

          • Forkbender says:

            And you got away without a Glasgow kiss, lucky lad.

        • 66
          The Paragnostic says:

          Both translate as “anglais’?

          I suppose your version of the average Frenchman has never heard the word “Ecosse”, then?

          Even the French feel a need to discriminate between the rosbifs and the buveurs du Buckfast…

          • SP4BS says:

            So you’re saying they have to tell the difference between a group of people who go bright red on the beach after a day’s sunbathing, and a group of people who have a reputation for getting pissed and violent.

    • 32
      Hamish says:

      The Brits never were TT.

    • 36
      Anonymous says:

      Because there’re two “t”‘s in “twats”.

  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    This looks like straight forward fraud. Time for the Police to be called.

  6. 9
    Wandsworth Conservatives says:

    Robert is 28 and has lived in Wandsworth since 2006. He tries to take full advantage of all that it has to offer


  7. 10
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    what’s wrong with a bit of private enterprise?

    • 33
      Spartacus says:

      A perfect candidate for the european parliament

      • 81
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        Perhaps he could change his name and make a fresh start as the ideal composite euro candidate – Silvio Strauss-Johnson.

  8. 11

    I think World War II was leftie multicultural crap. Sieg Heil!

    • 15
      What a nazi piece of work says:

      It emerged that it was Burley who had hired the Nazi costume. Previously, he had sought to blame ‘other guests’ for the worst of the behaviour.

      But Guido likes Burley, so this will probably be deleted.

      • 26
        jgm2 says:

        He was just dressing up as Ned Balls.

        • 91
          Churchill insurance dog says:

          It could have been the same costume that Ed Balls wore. Balls, another Natural Socialist that the lefties love so much. Now who was it again who stopped the German genocide of the multicultural element in Britain? None other than Churchill, that nasty Tory.

          • To be fair says:

            Churchill was actually a Liberal (a proper one, not some twatty limpdick version) who joined the Conservatives only when the Liberals stopped winning seats.

    • 25
      S' true says:
      • 29
        jgm2 says:

        You should have been here in 2008 – 2010 when we had a 400bn quid party political broadcast for the Labour Party. Culminating in a 5bn quid non-cancellable Labour election broadcast for the constituency of Kirkcaldy.

        • 41
          Pawn Sandwich says:

          That “5bn quid non-cancellable” gerrymandering contract has more than doubled.

          I hope they vote the SNP in next in Kirkaldy, unlikely though as they have have too much respect for the bigoted twat.

      • 34
        Great British Public says:

        Put your sheet back on, luv. The smell is appalling.

  9. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Mashing F5 with the force of a thousand suns.

    Keep em coming

  10. 20
    Owen jones says:

    I’m sure this is legit union business. Give the man a break

  11. 21

    What a cad!
    Chap needs disbarring! Expenses, indeed!

    On an unrelated note I notice the moat has got a bit weedy and the wisteria needs pruning back.

    • 28
      MPs have it easy says:

      Where you going for your hols during the recess, Bill?

      • 35

        I’m far too busy for holidays.
        Check my interweb-net-app for my working itinerary.

        Mauritius – Night sky vision symposium
        Florida – Power generation and carbon credits
        Algarve – Traffic Management
        Baltic cruise – ice core sampling and global temperatures
        Rio de Janerio – Additives in ice cream and obesity

        • 37
          MPs have it easy says:

          Not Bangkok for issues of importance to the transgendered community?

        • 39
          jgm2 says:

          I’m surprised you’re missing the symposium on global deforestation in Bora Bora and the human trafficking convention in Bangkok.

        • 56

          Thank you both.

          Unfortunately I had a rather liquid lunch that day.
          Instead of Bangkok I seem to have signed up for ‘issues facing the trade union movement’ in Bangor.

          • jgm2 says:

            Ohhh. Bad luck.

            I trust you won’t be ill and unable to travel to Bangor. Perhaps there’ll be a football match on the same day with a wealthy donor. The trade unions will understand.

          • Fish says:

            I think that Fatty Prescott got the Bangkok gig. He’s visiting a bridal fayre.

          • Spokesman for Kabul Tourism Office says:

            Mr Quangs! You are most welcomings to visit our country! We will make you feel very welcomes! We have all modern facilities. Outside toilets, Betamax video, and if you like to marry, we have nice hairy women in burka for you.

          • Kabul tourist office.
            Unfortunately your country is too dangerous to visit.
            However, please contact my secretary/wife who will be delighted to arrange for me to make some favourable speeches for you.

            She will also supply you with my unregistered Paypal account number for your convenience.

          • Spokesman for Kabul Tourism Office says:

            Very good, Mr Quangs. And if you can helping make appointment with the nice Mr Blairs. We hear he meet anyone for the right prices. We like make money and Mr Blairs likes make much money too. It mean some people having to die but I don’t thinks that will be a problems for Mr Blairs.

  12. 31
    Incapable Vince says:

    Just call me Leader of the LibDemons & Chancer of the Exchequer in future.

  13. 40
    Justin Sane says:

    Damn!! just one number out at our local Self Harm Centre Raffle, I could kill myself!

  14. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Rob by name, rob by nature.

  15. 59
    The spelling Plod says:
    • 65
      A Privileged Education wasted. says:

      For someone who was educated in a Grammar school and then Cambridge, that is piss poor spelling.

      • 72
        The Paragnostic says:

        But she’ll still go to thee wall four her childrens, innit?

      • 73
        jgm2 says:

        Ethnic quotas clearly in place even back in the 1970s. Useless piece of thick plankton.

        • 105
          Sir Aston Martin says:

          Once again, I must protest and uphold planktonic rights. Nor is it permissible any more to refer to her as an amoeba, paramecium, or other microscopic creature inhabiting ponds and stagnant ditches.

          By order of the Frankfortschule.

          Viel Dank, and onward and upward to the Socialist Reich Paradise!

    • 69
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:


  16. 67
    chris says:

    …..And these are the same people who ask the HMRC to write into their blurb that school kids should snitch on their friends/family/local tradesmen if they suspect tax evasion!

    You couldn’t make it up!

  17. 74
    Were they born yesteday? says:

    So why are Wandsworth Conservatives handing out blank pre signed cheques?

  18. 75
    Ah! Monika says:

    Sky Reporter in the middle of his 4 min 1.00pm news slot, reporting on Olympics

    ” I’m going to have to sit down I’ve been on my feet since 10.30″

    They breed ‘em tough these days.

  19. 78
    Who here has pleasured Mrs Bone? says:

  20. 86
    Comedy classics says:

  21. 89
  22. 90
    smoggie says:

    Hang him !

    …out to dry.

  23. 92
    England Expects says:

    Hang down your head tom daley,
    Hang down your head and cry,
    Your not gonna get a medal,
    N’matter how hard you try

  24. 93
    NO2HS2 says:

    Does this mean that Justine’s beloved HS2 will only cost £16 billion as the other has already been paid out to buy a trainset?
    Get a grip girl, put the country before your career and scrap the unwanted railway and build another runway at LHR – what did the people who bought houses next to an airport thought went on in the awfully big paddock?

  25. 94
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Has Trevor Kavanagh been arrested …yet

    • 98
      Wotta Tossa says:

      Has Tony B£iar ?

      • 104
        Moussa Koussa says:

        errrrrr for what exactly ?????

        …and NO, it wasn’t an Illegal war….get over it

        But nicking data from phones, PC etc is.

        Funny , remember all those data loses that destabilised the last gov….looking like the data wasn’t lost after all…it was pinched …oh dear

        • 112
          jgm2 says:

          all those data loses that destabilised the last gov….looking like the data wasn’t lost after all

          Public interest defence. If the government is involved in covering up embarrassing information for political gain then that is covered by whistle-blower legislation.

          Labour lost. Get over it.

          • Moussa Koussa says:

            errrrrr. That makes NO sense.

            The story WAS the Data loss itself. Not what the data was. The data was benign, not secretive. The fact that it was lost is the embarrassment . But it now seems it wasn’t lost at all. Funny – I wonder if the data loses were staged….Oh dear

          • jgm2 says:

            ID cards have been abolished. Get over it.

        • 116
          Wotta Tossa says:

          WMD. Remember that scary fiction created by B£iar & Co ?

          Lying to Parliament, lying to the Nation. Oh, and conveniently shredding his expenses.

    • 100
      Moussa Koussa says:

      …all his scum wit friends in his office have been. C*nt !!!!

      • 101
        Tom Fatson says:

        ‘He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism’. — Lenin

      • 102
        jgm2 says:

        Labour lost. Get over it.

        • 111
          Moussa Koussa says:

          Very Much Over It…

          Sitting back watching this car crash cockalition

          • jgm2 says:

            Methinks you doth protest too much.

            First George Galloway beating Labour in a ‘safe’ seat. Then Boris handing Labour another hiding.

            Aren’t you a teeny bit worried? I should say so.

            Best keep Vacant Ned and Toxic Ned away from the TV lest they remind the voters who got us into this economic clusterfuck.

          • Moussa Koussa says:

            LOL…jgm2…”Then Boris handing Labour another hiding”

            I think you will find that it was actually very close. But London isnt the UK.

          • jgm2 says:

            Thought so. Bedwetters panicking.

            Now if Alex Salmond can bring about English independence and the boundary commission can work its magic then we should be free of Labour insanity for ever.

        • 140
          Moussa Koussa says:

          Even Guido is turning on them now. Noticed the number of threads that are castigating Tories is on the rise jgm2.

          Gidders is a busted flush.

          Cock Man Dave is just a joke figure now. Even today with the news of new series of Gavin and Stacey, Cock Boy revealed that he uses the phrases “Tidy” and What’s occurring” – he is just cringe worthy.

          IDS, Spelman, Jolly hockey sticks Greening and the ever woeful Warsi. Gimp boy and Vague. Not a prayer jgm2. And to top it, all your mates at NI are about to go down.

          • SP4BS says:

            Labour might win the next election if dave keeps cocking things up. But only if they find a leader who looks adult, human, and able to write with at least a ball point pen.

          • jgm2 says:

            Salmond and the boundary commission will save us from Labour.

            Your best bet is to keep the woeful Neds away from the TV until the election and hope that four weeks won’t be enough time for voters to be reminded just how incompetent Labour are.

  26. 109
    Ah! Monika says:

    I think it’s called nominative determinism …..ROB Morritt.

  27. 122
    JH says:

    There’s a lot in a face, isn’t there.

    I wouldn’t dream of buying a second hand car from the guy.

  28. 128
    Mustapha Giro says:
  29. 131
    Ah! Monika says:

    My mum used to say
    ” Go into catering, people will always need to eat”
    Guido’s mum said ” Go into political exposures, you’ll never starve “

  30. 141
    DZ says:

    Guardian “Opening ceremony was a Trojan horse for socialist values, says Labour MP
    Backbencher Paul Flynn praises Danny Boyle for ‘smuggling’ ideas on NHS and pacifism into Olympic show”

    I certainly was a ceremony of socialist values

    £27,000,000 spent and a few days later absolutely nothing to see

  31. 150
    Pentangelis says:

    Never trust the judgement of a woman who cannot tell her ‘aitches’ from her ‘haitches’.

  32. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Make the thieving Hunt an MP

  33. 154
    keredybretsa says:

    Great now we’ve got a nice Morrittgate. Wide open waiting for more to come. But and it is a huge BUT are they a load of blind Drongoes in Wandsworth Conservatives can’t they check the cheques. Do me a favour they shouldn’t be allowed to run along the street let alone run a Council.

  34. 157
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    we are being farmed, used as fodder for their dastardly schemes but it ain’t over yet.

  35. 158
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    just don’t try to blanch almonds yourself, it’s too much bother.

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