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Wednesday 04 March 2009
Conservative frontbencher Caroline Spelman last night agreed to repay £9,600 after parliamentary anti-sleaze watchdogs found she broke Commons rules by paying taxpayers' money to her children's nanny.
Tuesday 03 March 2009
Conservative frontbench MP Caroline Spelman was ordered on Tuesday to repay almost 10,000 pounds she used to pay a nanny with taxpayers' money after she inadvertently broke parliamentary rules on expenses.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
MPs will consider today whether Tory frontbencher Caroline Spelman should be punished over the "nannygate" affair.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Monday 19 January 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
David Cameron is to go ahead with a reshuffle as early as this week amid private fury at the long-running inquiry into party chairman Caroline Spelman.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Friday 09 January 2009
A leading Tory youth activist apologised "unreservedly" to Kate and Gerry McCann tonight after dressing up as their missing daughter at a New Year's party.
Sunday 02 November 2008
Sunday 28 September 2008
The Tories are on their way back to power but still have a "long way to go," party chairman Caroline Spelman said today.
At the Conservative conference in Birmingham, Mrs Spelman set out a five point plan to win the next general election.
Saturday 27 September 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
I've heard many things about Gordon Brown but no one's ever suggested that he beats his wife or tortures spaniels. Heathcliff, to whom the Prime Minister has allowed himself to be compared, does both these things in Wuthering Heights, a novel so savage that one contemporary reviewer suggested it was the product of a dyspeptic digestive system.
Friday 27 June 2008
Concerns that the Conservative Party chairman, Caroline Spelman, was using her parliamentary expenses to pay her nanny were first raised by her own secretary, it was reported on BBC2's Newsnight last night. Sally Hammond – who became a part-time secretary to Ms Spelman in 1999 – was "shocked" to discover how she much paid Tina Hayes. Ms Hayes was employed by Ms Spelman after she became an MP in 1997, to look after her children and do secretarial work. However, according to Newsnight, Ms Hammond found that Ms Hayes performed little or no secretarial duties. Ms Hammond – wife of the Tory MP Stephen Hammond – reported the matter and the practice was stopped. Senior Tories are said to be calling for Ms Spelman's resignation.
Tuesday 17 June 2008
The Conservative Party chairman will face an investigation into her use of MPs' expenses to pay a nanny... at her own request.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
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