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Michael Gove guilty of standards breach for not registering VIP football tickets

Watchdog issues ruling after minister failed to register outing with Tory donor who was awarded PPE contracts worth £164m

Michael Gove breached standards rules by failing to register hospitality he enjoyed with a Conservative donor whose company was awarded personal protective equipment contracts during the Covid pandemic, parliament’s sleaze watchdog has found.

The housing secretary was placed under investigation last month after the Guardian reported that he failed to register hospitality he received at a Queens Park Rangers football match in August 2021 alongside David Meller, a donor whose firm he had referred to the PPE contracts “VIP lane” for companies with political connections. Meller’s company, Meller Designs, was awarded six PPE contracts worth £164m.

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