Kinnock ‘Hid Daughter’s £29,000-a-Year Private School’ During Selection

KINNOCK

Stephen Kinnock has been accused of hiding his daughter’s private education during his selection process for his seat. In 2014 Kinnock told Wales Online that “it is highly misleading to say that our daughter attended a private school”. Except Johanna Kinnock did attend a private school from 2013 to 2015, the prestigious £29,000-a-year Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan. So it wasn’t “highly misleading”, it was the truth…

Kinnock is now spinning that he was talking about private schools in Denmark rather than Britain, and claims he wasn’t asked about her schooling here so he wasn’t telling porkies. If you believe that Guido has a Welsh valley to sell you. Atlantic College is located at the 12th century St Donat’s castle, where students enjoy the gothic dining hall, 25,000 book library, surrounding gardens and woodland, tennis courts and boat-building facilities. Can’t think why Labour’s Red Prince didn’t want to mention that to his CLP…

UPDATE: The BBC quote a Labour source in Kinnock’s Abevaron constituency as saying the revelation would have cost him the seat:

“It would have changed people’s perception, it would have made the difference. There was only one vote in it.”

H/T @jacothenorth

Seen Elsewhere



Tip offs: 020 7193 4041
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Appearing on BBC Radio West Midlands this morning, the Prime Minister was asked: “What are you getting Carrie for Christmas?”

Boris: “I’m going to get Brexit done”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.