Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Now questions are raised about edits to Andrea Leadsom's Wikipedia entry

The grandstand at Towcester racecourse ©  Oliver Hunter

Yesterday evening I blogged about the questions being raised over Andrea Leadsom's claims about her career.

Now the Guardian is claiming that suspicious edits have been made to her Wikipedia profile:
Andrea Leadsom faces questions over her Wikipedia entry after it emerged that embarrassing media stories had been removed from the page. The changes appear to have been made from Towcester, where the Conservative leadership contender’s constituency office is located. 
In 2015, references to media reports about the Leadsom family’s use of trusts to own a buy-to-let company and details of financial donations from Leadsom’s brother-in-law, Peter de Putron, were deleted from Leadsom’s profile on the website. 
The changes were made by an unregistered user, with an IP address in Towcester, which is in Leadsom’s constituency of South Northamptonshire. Penny Mordaunt defends Leadsom Tory leadership bid. 
The deletion was accompanied by a note stating: “The allegations by Private Eye, the Guardian and the Independent are false and designed to be politically damaging. No laws have been broken and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs can confirm that Mrs Leadsom’s tax status is perfectly legal.”
Reader's voice: I am surprised you are bothering to blog about this.

Liberal England replies: I wasn't going to, but I have this comment to hand...

Lord Bonkers writes exclusively for Liberal England:
"Towcester is a fascinating place. You never know who will pop up next."

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

The current Private Eye is worth reading on the subject of Angela Leadsom.