E-mail to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards and Mr John Rafferty
|To:||The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
|Date:||21 June 2000 18:54
|Subject:||Reply to your letter of 21 June
Thank you very much for your letter of 21 June requesting
further details of my employment with the Labour Party.
At the request of the Labour Party I applied for,
and was granted, 4 months unpaid leave of absence from my post
as Director of the National Lottery Charities Board. Labour Party
Headquarters at Millbank Tower negotiated with me a consultancy
contract to engage me as coordinator of the General Election Campaign
in Scotland. The contract period was from 12 January 1999 to 6
May 1999 (Polling Day).
During the period of the contract I was asked by
Mr Dewar to take the post of Chief of Staff which commenced on
17 May. The Labour Party extended the consultancy contract to
I was not dismissed from the consultancy post with
the Labour Party. As you will note from the above the circumstances
were quite the opposite.