Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cameron suspends Derek Conway over cash

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:42pm GMT 29/01/2008

Derek Conway, the senior MP under fire for making improper payments to his teenage son, has been suspended from the parliamentary Conservative Party after it emerged that he paid a total of more than £260,000 to members of his immediate family in the past six years.
David Cameron, the Conservative leader who had stood by Mr Conway, said he had personally decided to withdraw the whip after asking chief whip Patrick McLoughlin to speak to the senior Tory backbencher this morning.


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