Westferry Printworks Development

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:23 pm on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport 3:23 pm, 24th June 2020

Westferry has all the hallmarks of some of the murkiest cash-for-favours scandals we have sadly borne witness to over the years. Despite the Secretary of State’s denials, the facts remain that he approved the Westferry printworks scheme just 12 days before the developer donated £12,000 to the Conservative party, and the approval came just two weeks after the Secretary of State sat next to Mr Desmond at a party fundraiser at which—the developer subsequently admitted—he had raised the scheme with the Secretary of State.