Patrick Mercer: new lobbying allegations emerge

Patrick Mercer: new lobbying allegations emerge Panorama investigation alleges Newark MP was prepared to produce a report for a journalist posing as a lobbyist.
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Patrick Mercer resignation puts spotlight on lobbying

All-party parliamentary groups of the kind MP was asked to set up have been criticised as back door for lobbyistsTo those who do not know the intricacies of parliament and its arcane rules, the reasons for Patrick Mercer’s resignation from the Conservative party, and pledge not to stand at the next election, will probably seem […]
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Patrick Mercer the military man turned Tory politician

MP split his career between the army, press and politics – from which he has now resignedBefore entering parliament in 2001, Patrick Mercer OBE, who has resigned over allegations he broke rules on lobbying, spent 25 years as an army officer with the Sherwood Foresters, following in the footsteps of his father, who had served […]
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Schools aren’t fit for pupils to learn in, warn four in 10 headteachers

Observer poll finds schools are crumbling despite promise by coalition of £2bn for repairsEngland’s classrooms are in such poor condition that 39% of headteachers believe their school buildings are unfit for purpose, a survey exclusively conducted for the Observer shows.The Key, a national education support service, questioned 667 heads and school business managers on the […]
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