Gething donations: The firm was linked to a criminal investigation

Gething donations: The firm was linked to a criminal investigation

Responding to reports that the controversial firm that gave Vaughan Gething £200,000 was linked to a criminal investigation at the time of the donation, Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said:

“Vaughan Gething’s donations just don’t pass the smell test.

“So desperate was he to be First Minister, he accepted this dirty money despite the misery these firms have caused, and so desperate is Keir Starmer to be Prime Minister, he is prepared to stand with Vaughan Gething on this issue.

“It’s time to restore integrity to the office of First Minister.”

Senedd Standards Commissioner Douglas Bain has decided that donations totalling £200k by a convicted criminal to Vaughan Gething’s Welsh Labour leadership campaign do not merit a formal investigation.

Firm linked to criminal probe donated to Gething

Douglas Bain receives and investigates complaints about the conduct of Members of the Senedd, reports to the Senedd about his investigations and advises Members of the Senedd and the public about complaints procedures.

Code of Conduct on the Standards of Conduct of Members of the Senedd

On his appointment as the Senedd Commissioner for Standards, Douglas Bain said: 

“I am honoured to be appointed as the Senedd Commissioner for Standards.

“I will continue to do my utmost to ensure we have a complaints system that is fair, honest and straightforward, to both those who make a complaint and to any Member who has a complaint made against them.

“Members of the Senedd should be setting an example on the standards required in public life in Wales, and after the election in May with a new Senedd, a new Code of Conduct and a new Commissioner we will have a great opportunity to rebuild public trust and confidence in the Senedd and its work.

“I am also keen to increase the public’s understanding of the ethical standards required of Members. I hope to meet with local groups to explain the complaints process, my role as the Commissioner and how to make a complaint if the required standards are not met.”

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