TORY DESELECTION: Tim the Taxi-man faces tax-scam allegations

8 Jan

The Slog.

yeosmugtitleYeo…is it all in the wife’s name?

A local South Suffolk Conservative Party official last night accused MP Tim Yeo of “using a shell company to hide his earnings: registered in his wife Diana’s name at his London flat address, Mr Yeo has been putting his earnings through this company to avoid tax.” The official declined to be quoted by name.

If true, such blatant tax avoidance would put keen letter-writer and Tax Collector General George Osborne in something of a difficult position.

Meanwhile, a trustees’ meeting of the South Suffolk Conservative Association was due to be held last night in the context of claims that Tory Party rules about campaigning in such elections have not been observed by Mr Yeo’s side. Long-standing committee member Simon Barrett, who is also deputy chairman of Babergh District Council’s strategy committee, said:

“There are very strict rules about how the ballot of all…

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