Top Tory under investigation for betting on election outcomes

Top Tory under investigation for betting on election outcomes

Tory official probed over election bets

A Conservative Party official is currently under investigation by the Gambling Commission following allegations of placing bets on the timing of the election. Chief data officer Nick Mason is said to have made numerous bets, each valued at up to £100.

Leave of absence taken

Mason was informed of the investigation before the Conservative Party announced that he had taken a leave of absence in response to inquiries from Trending In The Newsday Times.

Serious implications

It is important to note that cheating on bets is considered a criminal offense and carries a potential jail term of up to two years. A spokesman for Mr. Mason stated that it would be inappropriate to comment on the situation but strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Others being investigated

In addition to Mason, the Gambling Commission is also looking into the actions of the Tories’ director of campaigns, Tony Lee, along with his wife Laura Saunders. The PM’s parliamentary private secretary, Craig Williams, is also facing scrutiny. Furthermore, a close protection officer of Mr. Sunak is facing a similar allegation.

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