MPs declare Wimbledon and Glastonbury tickets – BBC News

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MPs have enjoyed free activities from Wimbledon to Glastonbury, according to their latest register of interests.

Commons Speaker John Bercow, a tennis fan, received two tickets for the Royal Box at Wimbledon, worth 8,590.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson also got two cheaper Wimbledon tickets while Tories Damian Collins and Nigel Adams proclaimed Glastonbury tickets.

Meanwhile Theresa May registered a discount card from shoe shop Russell& Bromley.

The prime minister, whose love of shoes is well documented, has worn the retailer’s shoes to Conservative Party seminars and registered a discount card valid from January 2017 to January 2018 – without details of what it entitled her to.

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Image caption Several MPs went to Glastonbury – some ran free courtesy of complimentary tickets

Among other freebies declared by MPs in the latest update to the register are two tickets for the England v South Africa test match at Lords for Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, while labour’s Richard Burden got two tickets for the Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Conservative Mims Davies got a ticket to Royal Ascot while Labour’s Stephen Doughty and Tory John Howell get tickets to the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Conservative backbencher Philip Davies proclaimed several tickets for pony racing and football events from Royal Ascot and the Coral Eclipse at Sandown to the League One play-offs.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband proclaimed an expected 2,500 pay for hosting Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 demonstrate for a week.

Conservative backbencher Nadine Dorries proclaimed a 50,000 signing fee for a new volume deal – she had previously declared a regular 13,000 -per-month payment from her publisher.

MPs are required to declare any fiscal interest which “others is reasonable consider to influence his or her actions or words as a member of Parliament” within 28 days.

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