TORY leadership candidate Liz Truss is involved in fresh controversy after a leaked email has left her facing questions over why she did not declare thousands of pounds spent on a champagne dinner.
MPs are required to declare any gifts, benefits or hospitality with a value of over £300.
According to a report in The Independent, around a dozen Conservative MPs are thought to have attended a so-called “Fizz with Liz” champagne dinner.
The event for MPs was hosted by the Foreign Secretary at Mayfair Members club 5 Hertford St last year.
It was paid for by club owner and multimillionaire aristocrat Robin Birley.
However, The Independent report states that when they asked why Truss had not declared the function in the Commons register, her spokesperson denied the foreign secretary had organised the event.
It is thought the function was worth an estimated £3000.
However, this was disputed by other MPs present who said she was the host and not Birley, who only “turned up briefly to say hello”.
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