The Leaver who can’t leave Vote Leave

  1. Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton, is one of an endangered species – a Labour MP who campaigned for the UK to get out of the EU. He in fact went further, becoming a director of Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign. And there the MP, er, remains as a director, according to his entry on the Register of Members’ Financial Interests at 31 October 2016.
  2. Yet over at Companies House the picture is different. Mr Stringer resigned as a director of Vote Leave on 30 June 2016, a week after the EU referendum, filings show. So which is right?
  3. Companies House. On 10 November 2016, the Brexiteer MP told me in an email: “The Commons Registrar appears not to have received my earlier declaration that I was no longer a director and I have now emailed the Registrar asking for the record to be amended.” Leaving isn’t easy.

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