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Tories warned Menzies misuse of funds claims 'constituted fraud' but whistleblower told there was no 'duty' to report it

Sky News Friday, 19 April 2024
The Conservatives were warned ex-Tory MP Mark Menzies's alleged misuse of party funds may have constituted fraud but the whistleblower was told there was no duty to report it
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News video: Labour and voters react as Tory MP Mark Menzies loses whip

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies has lost the Conservative whip as the party investigates claims of misuse of funds. On Wednesday, The Times published claims Mr Menzies had used political donations to cover medical expenses and pay off "bad people” who had locked him in a flat and demanded thousands of pounds...

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