Adam Afriyie MP

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The Independent Online

In today's paper a reference to the wealth of Windsor Conservative MP Adam Afriyie was based on an email from his chief of staff, Russell Walters.

Mr Walters has now told us he made a mistake in mentioning figures without discussing it with Mr Afriyie beforehand, for which he has now apologised to Mr Afriyie. Therefore, there was no "immodesty" on Mr Afriyie's part. In addition, we are happy to make it clear that Mr Afriyie is not amongst those shadow ministers who are giving up external paid positions in advance of the disclosure deadline of 1 July. Mr Afriyie does not have any paid occupation outside the House of Commons.