A lobbying row has engulfed ex-prime minister David Cameron and also dragged in former and current government ministers and officials. So how did it all begin? February 2010 Then opposition leader David Cameron uses a speech to forecast how political lobbying is “the next big scandal waiting to happen” and says the Conservatives “must be the party that sorts all this out”. The then Tory leader was speaking in the wake of the MPs’ election scandal. 2011 Former investment banker Lex Greensill, the founder of finance firm Greensill Capital, is brought in as a government adviser by Number 10’s top civil servant Jeremy Heywood. The pair were former colleagues at US bank Morgan Stanley. Advertisement January 2012 Newly-knighted Sir Jeremy Heywood is made cabinet secretary, the most senior civil service adviser to the prime minister and the cabinet. More from David Cameron David Cameron lobbying row: MPs to launch inquiry into lessons learned from Greensill scandal Greensill controversy: Boris Johnson shares ‘widespread concern’ over lobbying row – as Labour claim ‘return of Tory sleaze’ Parliament live: MPs vote against fuller investigation into Cameron/Greensill controversy David Cameron lobbying row: Labour accuses Tories of return to ‘sleaze of the 90s’ in push… Read full this story
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