Philip Davies accused of ‘cronyism’ over £400-an-hour advisory work for GVC

The Conservative MP Philip Davies has been accused of “cronyism” after it emerged that two of his former aides now oversee safer gambling at the betting firm GVC, which paid Davies £50,000 to advise on the subject.

Davies accepted a £400-an-hour role with the company between July and September, ahead of a government review of gambling laws, the Guardian revealed this week. The job involved advising Ladbrokes owner GVC on safer gambling.

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