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Two MPs pick up travel and music feebies worth £5,000 in past year
Updated 12:20pm Tuesday 8th July 2014 in News
TWO Hampshire MPs have picked up top travel and music freebies worth almost £5,000 as gifts in the past year, the Daily Echo can reveal.
The festival hit the headlines last year as Rolling Stones headlined for the first time.
Also among the headliners on the famous Pyramid Stage in 2013 were Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons.
The MP’s tickets were paid for by the Public Right Society (PRS) for Music which fights to ensure musicians get the royalties they are entitled to.
The group also paid £400 for dinner and two concert tickets for a performance at the O2 arena for the Conservative MP.
The bill for his trip during November last year was paid by Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), a campaign group founded to support Israel and promote Conservativism.
Six months later, in April this year, the Conservative politician was off on another fact-finding mission, this time to Kenya at a cost of £690 with the bill collected by the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD).
Neither politician responded when contacted by the Daily Echo but both mentioned the gifts on the Register of Interests in accordance with the regulations.
Fellow Conservative MPs Caroline Dineage, from Gosport, Julian Lewis, from New Forest East, Caroline Nokes, from Romsey and Southampton North, George Hollingbery, from Meon Valley, and Desmond Swayne, from New Forest West have not lodged details of any gifts.