Monday, 14 December 2009

Tory Council Leader's local association shamed over 'charity con'

It appears that the Conservative Association to which Cornwall Council Leader Alex Robertson belongs has been "duping" a charity choir into taking part in a Christmas carol concert to raise money for party funds as well as charity.

The Western Morning News has the full story. In essence, St Ives Conservatives invited the Helston Chamber Choir to sing at an event to raise money for the charity St Julia's Hospice. They didn't tell the choir that they would also be raising money for the Tory Party.

The event didn't happen in the end and the organiser has promised to pay the expenses of the choir and make a donation to their work, but it's all very unseemly.

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