Fysh investigated by Standards Commissioner
Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh is being investigated by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner. The investigation was opened on 24 April 2023.
Commissioner Daniel Greenberg is assessing evidence to decide whether Fysh has broken any rules.
The MP is being investigated under rules relating to All Party Parliamentary Groups.
However beyond this the Commissioner will not release further details. Not until his investigation is complete.
APPGs are special interest groups MPs join to look into areas of concern. They might lobby Parliament or recommend legislation.
As a result APPGs frequently attract donations from outside interests. There are strict rules for APPGs and these include accounting for income and expenditure.
Any APPG receiving more than £12,500 must produce an income and expenditure account. This appears to be the rule that Fysh is alleged to have broken.
Mr Fysh sits on 8 APPGs. However four of them had donations less than £12,500. These would not be required to produce income and expenditure accounts.
The four that would have needed to provide an income and expenditure account are (with donors and amounts):
South West – £15,000 from JBP
Crypto and Digital Assets – £70,500 from Crypto uk
Digital Identity – Wychwood Consulting £30,000
Education – £64,500 from. Ranelagh
Of course, as The Leveller has revealed previously, Mr Fysh has form with inaccurate accounts. His company West Sea Investments filed several years of wrong accounts. These had to be replaced with amended accounts. Some of which were still wrong!
Still, I’m sure he’s meticulous when it comes to constituency matters