Bill Wiggin in the Sights Once Again

Bill Wiggin has admitted submitting a false invoice: Sunlight is on the case: More...
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Petition Eric Illsley to Resign as an MP

Eric Illsley MP pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud this morning, yet under Parliamentary rules could remain an MP unless he is sentenced to longer than a year in prison. We believe we should not pay his salary if he goes to prison and should immediately resign for disgracing his office and stealing taxpayers’ money. We, the undersigned, call on Eric Illsley to immediately resign and...
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Questions Over Chris Huhne’s Expenses

The battle for Eastleigh was one of the tightest at the General Election. Chris Huhne managed to hold the seat after a hard-fought battle with Maria Hutchings, the Conservative candidate. Huhne declared campaign expenses of £10,911.05 in the 23 days before the General Election – a mere £113 under the the legal limit of £11,024. After examining the expenses returns of Chris Huhne the...
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What do Zac Goldsmith, Ed Balls and Chris Huhne have in Common?

We have this week begun a new investigation into the election spending of Zac Goldsmith, Chris Huhne and Ed Balls. We have reason to believe that there was irregular spending in all three of these tight campaigns. There is evidence of high spending in all of these seats, yet these successful candidates managed to declare their expenditure at the permitted level. Chris Huhne and Zac...
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New Tory Minister’s Bio-tech and Agri-Business Lobbying Past Questioned

The Sunlight Centre today wrote to the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the conflict of interest arising from the appointment of Caroline Spelman MP as the Secretary for State for the department. Until last year Spelman co-owned Spelman, Cormack & Associates, a food and biotechnology lobbying firm she set up in 1989 with her husband, Mr...
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Make Jacqui Pay

As a follow-up to our Ed Balls attack ad yesterday, the Sunlight Centre has used money raised from your generous donating to today purchase Google Ads on all terms relating to Jacqui Smith, urging voters to Make Jacqui Smith Pay for her expenses abuse: Here’s a reminder of some of Ms Smith’s expense claims: She became the expenses scandal “poster girl” after her husband...
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