Tory’s conscience clear on betting

Posted on September 16, 2013 by admin
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BURY North Conservative MP David Nuttall has hit back over criticisms levelled at him by a prominent gambling regulation campaigner.

Mr Nuttall has been taken to task by Derek Webb, founder of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, over a question he asked in Parliament earlier this month.

On September 2, Mr Nuttall asked MP Brandon Lewis, secretary of state for communities and local government, how many meetings his Parliamentary under-secretary MP Don Foster had arranged with Mr Webb.

Liberal Democrat Mr Foster had proposed a motion giving more power to councils to deal with the number of betting shops in their borough.

Mr Webb claims Mr Nuttall was acting on behalf of bookmakers and not his constituents when he put this question forward.

Read the full article on Bury Times online.