Osborne ‘must quit over this total contempt of rules’

George Osborne is facing growing pressure to stand down as an MP following the shock announcement he is to become the new editor of the London Evening Standard.

The former chancellor has said he intends to carry on representing his Cheshire constituency of Tatton – 190 miles from the capital – in Parliament.

But Labour has now called for an inquiry into whether he broke rules for former ministers by failing to clear the appointment with the official watchdog which vets new jobs taken by senior public figures.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/osborne-must-quit-over-this-total-contempt-of-rules-1-8444120

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