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Accountant MP sorry for playing Candy Crush

8th Dec 2014
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Tory MP and chartered accountant Nigel Mills has apologised after being caught playing Candy Crush during a Work and Pensions Committee session on pension reform.

Mills, who qualified in 1999 and worked at both PwC and Deloitte as a tax adviser, admitted playing "a game or two" over the two-and-a-half hour period. 

Pictures of the MP playing the popular puzzle game on a tablet device were published in The Sun newspaper. He has since apologised unreservedly for his behaviour, according to the BBC. 

Mills tole the paper that despite the game, he was "fully engaged". 

"I shouldn’t do it but if you check the meeting I would say I was fully engaged in asking questions that I thought were particularly important in how we get the pensions issue right. I shall try not to do it in future," he told The Sun previous to his apology.

However the BBC reported that the House of Commons authorities had launched an investigation, as the pictures had breached parliamentary rules. A spokesperson said that the Serjeant at Arms' probe could mean the person who took the pictures may be banned from the Houses or Parliament. 

Mills' interests include employment, taxation, crime and education. He was elected as an MP in 2010 and was a borough councillor beforehand.


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By Paul Scholes
08th Dec 2014 16:37

"I shall try not to do it in future"

Now here's someone I'd love to meet him in a dark alley, whilst happening to have my baseball bat with me.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
08th Dec 2014 17:07


Hang on, its illegal to take a picture that may embarrass an MP?

"Fancy that" as Private Eye might say.



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By Rachael White
09th Dec 2014 09:59

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Thanks for the Any Answers post.

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09th Dec 2014 10:44

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