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As promised, here's a short thread on some interesting (read: dodgy/shady) information on donations accepted by our dear MP Guy Opperman.

Pour yourself a drink and dive in ...
The #WestminsterAccounts from Sky News make for interesting and sometimes disturbing reading and I recommend you taking a look.
But here lets take a quick dive into the info for Guy…
You can see that Guy has declared £24,500 in payments and gifts, which is well above the average for all MPs.

But it's some of the detail that is most interesting.
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💰 Ever wondered how much money MPs make outside their parliamentary salary❓

A joint investigation by Sky News and Tortoise Media found that the top 20 MP earners made close to two thirds of all of the outside earnings since December 2019

The #westminsteraccounts show that the majority of the money went to Tory politicians - a total of £15.2m - while Labour MPs earned an additional £1.2m above the £84,144 salary for the day job.

🧵 Here we reveal the top earners in Westminster 👇
🔵The top earner is Theresa May who received the most money, earning £2,550,876 since December 2019.

Her biggest pay cheque came from Cambridge Speaker Series, who gave her £408,200 for six talks in California, as well as flights and accommodation

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🟣 📣 The Westminster Accounts are live.

Sky News and Tortoise Media have created the first database showing the scale of money entering UK politics.

Use our tool to search for your MP and find out who has given them money 👇

❓ So how was this done? In this thread we’ll break down the key elements 🧵

But first, @SamCoatesSky explains why the #westminsteraccounts matter ⬇️
🟣 The Register

This is where MPs record how much money is being donated to them and who is paying them for their second jobs.

This information is all in the public domain online, but not in a form that lets you easily collate or compare entries

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