The Government has said it was the responsibility of the North East local enterprise partnership to notify an MP of an official visit to his constituency.
Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson accused Stockton South's James Wharton of visiting Mr Wilson's constituency without informing him first. The Stockton South MP said he was only 'dropping off' Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis, and denies taking part in an official visit.
A spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government said:
“The visit was hosted by the North East local enterprise partnership who secured £289.3million from the Government’s Local Growth Fund to support economic growth in the area.
“As part of organising that event the local enterprise partnership agreed to make all local MPs aware of the minister’s visit.”
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