Top Conservative presided over bullying, two Conservatives quit and two admit mistake and make charitable payments

A trio of stories:

Andy Coulson, the Conservative Party communications chief, “presided over a culture of bullying when he was News of the World editor, an employment tribunal has found today in upholding a claim of unfair dismissal against the paper … Driscoll was sacked in April 2007 while on long-term sick leave for stress-related depression, which the tribunal found had arisen directly as a result of bullying behaviour led by Coulson”. (The Guardian)

Nick Bourne and Alun Cairns, both Conservative Welsh Assembly members, have made donations to charity after coming under fire for claiming the costs of iPods on expenses. (BBC)

And finally, in Telford and the Wrekin (the council that didn’t like people without children walking in a local park), two Conservative councillors have quit their group. Liberal England has more.

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