The former cabinet minister Francis Maude has taken a job advising an international law firm on Britain’s exit from the EU, six months after standing down from government.
Microsoft executives telephoned Conservative MPs threatening to shut down a facility in their local area because of planned IT reforms, David Cameron’s former strategy chief has claimed.
All candidates standing in May’s general election should be forced to disclose whether they intend to have a second job while in parliament, the chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life has told the Observer.
The Conservative leadership decided early on Monday, shortly after the publication of the cash-for-access allegations involving Sir Malcolm Rifkind, that the former foreign secretary would struggle to remain an MP.
The Conservative leadership has suspended the party whip from Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary, in the wake of the cash-for-access allegations involving a fictitious Chinese company.
Proposals by the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, to curb the outside earnings of MPs to around £10,000 a year could affect up to 90 parliamentarians, a Guardian analysis suggests.
A register for lobbyists who contact ministers and senior civil servants will be introduced within the next 10 weeks, according to the government’s new lobbying tsar, in spite of criticism that it will be unfair and riddled with loopholes.
David Cameron will fail to win a majority at the next election because he has not done enough to woo minority ethnic voters, former cabinet minister Sayeeda Warsi has warned.