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Scott Benton has Tory whip suspended after being filmed offering to lobby for gambling firm

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Scott Benton has Tory whip suspended after being filmed offering to lobby for gambling firm

MP Scott Benton has had the Conservative whip suspended pending an investigation into undercover footage of him offering to lobby ministers on behalf of gambling investors in exchange for money.

Footage recorded as part of an undercover investigation for The Times appeared to show that the MP for Blackpool South was prepared to leak market sensitive information to a bogus investment fund and ask parliamentary questions on its behalf, in breach of parliamentary rules.

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