Hospitality for seven Tory and two Labour politicians comes as government reviews gambling law

Seven Tory MPs and two of Keir Starmer’s frontbenchers took free hospitality from betting and gambling companies worth thousands of pounds in order to attend Euro 2020 football matches, the official register of interests has shown.

The seven Tories included Esther McVey, the former work and pensions secretary, who accepted a £3,457 ticket to England v Denmark, and the Blackpool South MP Scott Benton, who racked up almost £8,000 worth of hospitality from various companies for England football games, as well as hospitality at Wimbledon and Royal Ascot.

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