£200k taxpayers’ tab to crown Brown

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2007

The Guardian today reports that Lib Dem MP Paul Rowen is demanding an inquiry into the £200,000 cost of policing Labour’s special leadership conference in Manchester in June, at which Gordon Brown was formally anointed as Tony Blair’s successor.

Paul is quoted saying:

“Here in Greater Manchester, our force is facing a funding crisis, just like many forces across the country. I will be asking the parliamentary commissioner for standards [Sir Philip Mawer] to look into whether it is appropriate in this case for taxpayers’ money to be spent on a publicity stunt.”

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