Observe the screenshot below, taken from the BBC Politics page at 5.30pm today. You'll note that a Conservative MP has been ordered to repay £9,500. You'll also note that an MP of indeterminate party leanings has denied making a claim for repairs to a bell tower - even though the evidence clearly shows he didn't differentiate between the bell tower and the other items in his claim. As we know, it's Jeremy Hunt in the first case, and Labour's own defecting toff Quentin Davies in the second. Can anyone fathom a guess as to why 'Labour' is missing from the headline about their naughty MP, whereas 'Conservative' is not? Or, for that matter, why in the Labour MP's case it's the denial that's the angle of the story, rather than the claim itself?
Local By-Election Review March 2017
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