Fashion-loving Theresa May records LK Bennett discount card in MPs' register

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Prime Minister Theresa May, wearing an LK Bennett coat and dress as she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue
Prime Minister Theresa May, wearing an LK Bennett coat and dress as she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue
13 September 2017 6:15PM

Theresa May has been given a discount card for high street retailer LK Bennett - the third fashion-related perk she has declared.

The Prime Minister recorded the gift from LK Bennett, valid from May 2017 until April 2018, on the Commons register of members' interests.

It follows previously declared donations to the fashion-loving PM from designer Amanda Wakely and shoe store Russell and Bromley.

The discounts were declared because they have the "potential to be of registrable value" - indicating that they could be worth more than £300 depending on how much the Prime Minister spends.

Also in the latest update to the register Brexit Secretary David Davis declared a ticket and hospitality for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone from Sky, valued at £950.

In one of the more unusual entries, Moray's Tory MP Douglas Ross declared earnings of more than £2,700 for his work as an assistant referee in Scotland and Europe.

The payments included £1,305 from the Scottish Football Association and £1,436.65 from European football's governing body Uefa.

A number of MPs registered trips overseas, including members of the All Party Parliamentary Taiwan Group - Labour's Ian Murray and Sarah Champion and Conservative Martin Vickers, accompanied by wife Ann Vickers, his part-time junior secretary - who were given a travel package worth more than £5,000 for a visit to Taipei in August.

Tickets for sporting events were also popular, with Conservative Gillian Keegan receiving £440 worth of tickets for Goodwood Ladies Day, Tory Antoinette Sandbach receiving tickets and hospitality worth £960 for Chester Races and Labour's Bambos Charalambous registering a package worth £1,200 for the IAAF World Athletics Championships.