Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the gathering mystery around the conduct of one of the borough’s leading Liberal Democrat politicians
Mystery surrounds Sutton LibDem big cheese Graham Tope, who was made Baron Tope of Sutton in 1994 but who is currently under investigation by the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards.
According to the Commissioner’s website, his Lordship is on the naughty step for “alleged breaches of the Code in relation to use of facilities, parliamentary advice and declaration of interests”.
But no one at Westminster is saying any more than that. Even Private Eye, which publishes a report of some Sutton LibDem council scandal or another on a regular basis, has been unable to relate any more than the Commissioner’s official statement. Continue reading