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PMQs: Pots, kettles, medians and Erskine May

Pity poor old Ken Clarke. When your own side are saying you are too old for the job, then you know things are bad. Phillip Hollobone (Con) asked at Prime Ministers’ Questions why magistrates have to retire at 70 years old while the man who appoints them, the Justice Secretary – Clarke, is 71 years old. With friends like that….

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Kettering Tory MP Philip Hollobone in ‘clean coal’ directorship row

A press release from the Kettering Lib Dems drops into the Voice’s email inbox:

Liberal Democrats in Kettering have demanded answers from Kettering’s Conservative MP Philip Hollobone – after a BBC investigation suggested that he broke parliamentary rules on declaring his financial interests.

The Conservative MP receives between £15,001 and £20,000 per year as a non-executive director of a ‘clean coal’ company, in addition to his elected roles as a member of parliament and a Kettering borough councillor. Since taking up this role in January 2007, the BBC investigation found that he had asked three questions in Parliament about ‘clean coal’ technology

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