Thursday, November 10 2011
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi has written to Ed Miliband to demand answers after another member of his frontbench team was found to have failed to declare a union interest.
Today it has emerged that Rachel Reeves MP, now Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, failed to declare a relevant financial interest with her amendments to the Pensions Bill, a campaign which was backed by Unite the union.
This was despite her election campaign receiving £3,000 from Unite.
The news comes in the same week that Labour frontbencher Kate Green was forced to apologise after she failed to properly declare a relevant interest in donations from the GMB union.
Sayeeda Warsi said:
'Ed Miliband must stop being weak and tell us the extent of trade union influence over our country's law-making.
'One of these union-influenced decisions would have cost the taxpayer billions of pounds.
'MPs are elected to make laws in the interests of their constituents and our country, not the vested interest of the trade union barons.'
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