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Tory MP who wants Senedd scrapped rakes in over £250k from second job

10 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read
Daniel Kawczynski. Picture by Richard Townshend (CC BY 3.0).

A Tory MP who called for the Senedd to be be scrapped has raked in over £250,000 from a second job.

Daniel Kawczynski, who described the Welsh Parliament as a “massive additional expense”, is a consultant for a New York-based corporation that pays him a £36,000 salary.

He is also the UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy for Mongolia, which has large mineral deposits including gold, copper and coal.

Documents uncovered by the Daily Mail reveal that his UK Government role has opened doors for the Shrewsbury MP with mining industry figures in the Far East nation, but last night he denied any wrongdoing.

He puts in 30 hours a month for Electrum Group, and taking on the job in 2018, the mining investment firm has paid him £258,000.  Kawczynski was appointed by the UK Government as trade envoy to Mongolia in October last year.

As part of that role, Mr Kawczynski has held meetings with Mongolian ministers. In May he is said to have requested their help in setting up meetings with mining industry figures during a planned trip to the country.

Kawczynski told the Mail that he hasn’t made any representations on behalf of Electrum in Mongolia and that he hasn’t used information from his work as an envoy to benefit the company.

He said: “I made it abundantly clear to civil servants when I got this role, I declared that I have an outside interest.”

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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
19 days ago

Oh, the English anti Welsh turd who has close links with the Polish far right?

hdavies15
hdavies15
19 days ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

Best ship him off to the Polish Belarus border where there’s plenty of psychopathic aggression to satisfy his appetite for cross border hostility.

Erisian
Erisian
19 days ago

Not just another sleaze merchant, but anti-democratic too.

The people of Shrewsbury should be ashamed of electing him.

Let’s hope they are not foolish enough to do it again.

Chris Walker
Chris Walker
19 days ago
Reply to  Erisian

Some of us are – though I didn’t vote for him and have never voted Tory.

j humphrys
j humphrys
19 days ago
Reply to  Chris Walker

Good for you, Chris.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
19 days ago
Reply to  Chris Walker

And the ones who did haven’t got the guts to admit it.

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
19 days ago

Is he the man who complained about access to the beaches of Wales – during ‘Lockdown’ – when there are some in England much closer? Not the brightest is he? As someone else has commented, how on earth are these dolts elected?!

j humphrys
j humphrys
19 days ago
Reply to  Ed Jones

It’s to do with media influence on people, a great many, who are basically unpolitical. Ex President Sarkozy, France, is currently pending sentence for exceeding his budget for election advertising, even though he lost. Serious business, propaganda.

Last edited 19 days ago by j humphrys
Mark
Mark
19 days ago

If he’s earning more from his consultancy work than being an MP, then surely the consultancy is his main income and being the MP is his 2nd job?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
19 days ago
Reply to  Mark

And we often hear his sort state how they went into politics to make a difference. Yeah, to their own bank balance. Time to purge this dirge.

Grayham Jones
19 days ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

R W
R W
19 days ago

What else do you expect from the Tory sleazebag? Even by Conservative standards, this dolt is completely unprincipled and has no morals to speak of. I’d suggest we abolish the Westminster Parliament instead of the Senedd. It would save a lot of money and get rid of a large number of money grabbing chancers at the same time!!

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
19 days ago

He needs to mind his own business instead of poking his nose into ours.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
19 days ago

So Daniel Kawczynski has his snout in the slop bucket with all the other crooked Conservatives. Am I surprised? No, not really.

This undemocratic little Englander wanted to scrap our Senedd Cymru quoting cost. But it makes me so angry that this corrupt slimy Tory is abusing his position as a public servant by moonlighting where he should be representing his constituents interests first not his own. This clown should be hounded out from office.

Rich
Rich
19 days ago

He is paid £250,000 a year by gold mining company even though he has no knowledge of mining. Why? The answer is simple, his task is to create political and economic chaos, which pushes the price of gold up. Hence his rabid support for Brexit. If the good people of Shrewsbury want someone like this representing them that’s up to them but he should keep his nose out of Welsh affairs.

Crwtyddol
19 days ago

I don’t know his background, but possibly heis family was exiled from Poland as a result of the war. There’s a certain irony that a man with that family history is not aware of the importance of other people’s national identity, and the organisations that represent them. If that is his history, he’s appallingly short, especially for an MP, of empathy and his judgement on most matters must be suspect. He’s let himself down.

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