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Kent MPs accepted Glastonbury and Test tickets, latest Register of Interests reveals

By Paul Francis

Tickets to Glastonbury and a cricket Test match at Lords are among the gifts and hospitality accepted by Kent MPs in the latest edition of the Register of MPs’ Interests.

The Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins accepted two tickets for the Glastonbury Festival, which featured an appearance by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, valued at £1,108.32.

The tickets were provided by PRS, the organisation which ensures musicians and bands get royalties when their music is played. Mr Collins is the chairman of the all party select committee on culture, media and sport.

Glastonbury tickets were among freebies given to MPs

Glastonbury tickets were among freebies given to MPs

Sir Michael Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defence and Sevenoaks MP, accepted two tickets to the South Africa versus England Test match at Lords in July, which together with hospitality were valued at £392.

The tickets were provided by Sky.

The Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant registered in June that she has become a non-executive director of Cell Therapy Ltd, known as Celixir, which specialises in regenerative medicine development.

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon

She is being paid £25,000 a year for the role, for which she works about 15 hours a month.

Meanwhile Tan Dhesi, Labour county councillor for Gravesham, who was elected Slough MP this year, has registered that he is a consultant for a Dartford based company DGP Logistics, for which he is paid £3,000 a year.

MPs are required to declare any financial interest which "others might reasonably consider to influence his or her actions or words as a member of Parliament" within 28 days.


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