Under Investigation MP Karl Turner Cancels Ed Balls Summit

The “Hull and Humber Economic Summit” was advertised by Karl Turner as a “Question Time” style event to debate the future of the region’s economy, however the speakers were exclusively current and former Labour Party politicians, including the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.  Caught red-handed breaking House of Commons rules trying to raise party funds using non-partisan parliamentary resources – he asked for delegates to make out their cheques to “Karl Turner MP”. Turner’s potential opponent in Hull East Mike Whitehead made made a complaint to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Local Tory MP Graham Stuart says it shows that the Hull East MP “realises he has been caught bang to rights”. We reported the story only yesterday, today he has cancelled the fund raiser. He would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky bloggers…



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