A Complaint from Martin Horwood, Former Lib Dem MP

In my post, Blogging and the Tory Victory, I mentioned that the former Lib Dem MP for Cheltenham, Martin Horwood, ran a charity fundraising firm. I understood this employed people to stand on street corners, canvassing for donations, who were paid on commission. This struck me as unfair, and so I wrote about it.

Mr Horwood has since then posted this comment below, stating that while he has worked several charities, he does not employ charity canvassers.

Dear Beast, I’m happy to confirm that I don’t employ any charity canvassers, on commission or otherwise, and I neither own nor manage any firm that does so. As I have already told you, I have only ever worked in the charity sector for the charities themselves or as a consultant. Best regards, Martin Horwood.

I am therefore very happy to amend the posts accordingly, and apologise to Mr Horwood for posting what has turned out to be a nasty piece of hearsay.

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4 Responses to “A Complaint from Martin Horwood, Former Lib Dem MP”

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  2. beastrabban Says:

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  3. Martin Horwood Says:

    Dear Beast, I’m happy to confirm that I don’t employ any charity canvassers, on commission or otherwise, and I neither own nor manage any firm that does so. As I have already told you, I have only ever worked in the charity sector for the charities themselves or as a consultant. Best regards, Martin Horwood.

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