Tag Archives: Philip Davies MP

MPs McVey and Phillips criticised for betting industry links

Conservative Party MPs and husband and wife Philip Davies and Esther McVey have been criticized by Liberal Democrats in the latter’s constituency of Tatton, Cheshire, for closeness to the betting and gaming industry. It was revealed by the Daily Mirror this morning that the MPs received £18,000 in free VIP tickets to events from private firms within a two month …

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10 MPs received match tickets from betting firms throughout Euro 2020

The BBC has reported that 10 MPs from the two largest political parties received tickets to UEFA Euro 2020 Championship, in addition to other prominent sporting tournaments. Overall, eight Conservative Party MPs and two Labour Party MPs were gifted tickets worth between £1,537.60 and £3,457, with the two members of the latter party serving as members of the Shadow Cabinet. …

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ROA appoints new board members to promote ‘skills-based’ approach

The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) has confirmed the appointment of four new board members, one existing member, three by election and one by co-option. Pursuing a strategy of transitioning to leadership via a ‘skills-based board’ has been a key objective of the ROA, one of ‘a number of recommendations’ made by the current board as part of the organisation’s Corporate Governance …

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Industry advocacy faces media and political backlash as Gambling Act review nears

Ahead of the government’s impending review of the 2005 Gambling Act, two Conservative MPs have accepted jobs with the gambling industry to advise on ‘responsible gambling and customer service’. The MPs roles and daily fees were revealed by parliamentary disclosure, reported by The Guardian, and criticised by opposition MPs as a ‘clear conflict of interest’. Laurence Robertson (MP for Tewkesbury) …

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Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has confirmed that it has launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, pre-empting the review to be launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The review, which will take place online, will consider written evidence from industry stakeholders and hold a series of meetings with experts …

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Shop staff and MPs form united front for Parliament protest

Yesterday, betting shop staff took their protests to Parliament, urging the government to ‘not gamble with high street jobs’ and to ‘not introduce a disproportionate cut in stakes on gaming machines’. Shop staff from Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Jennings bet and a number of independent bookmakers, were joined by Laurence Robertson MP, Philip Davies MP and Chris Evans MP as …

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