Wednesday 30 April 2014

Farage won't contest Tory cash for questions MP Patrick Mercer's seat

Corrupt Conservative MP Patrick Mercer has resigned after the Parliamentary Standards Committee recommended his suspension for 6 months for accepting cash for questions.

Mercer was caught in a sting in May last year by BBC Panorama whose undercover reporter paid him £4,000 for asking questions, only half of which he declared s income from lobbyists.

Nigel Farage was widely tipped to contest the election for UKIP but has declined to do so, saying that he would only be seen as an interloper and opportunist because it isn't the right seat for him.