Labour MP: Wonga targeting 'highest echelons' of government

Labour MP Stella Creasy said the recruitment of a former Downing Street adviser as a lobbyist for payday lender Wonga "raised concerns".

In an statement on her website, Creasy urged the government to answer four questions about the appointment of Jonathan Luff.

Like many other legal loan sharks, Wonga is making massive profits from preying on consumers in Britain’s poorly regulated consumer credit market.

They have used these profits to target our football clubs and Saturday night TV, and now they are targeting the highest echelons of Government.

Along with Wonga paying for cosy chats at Conservative conference with Ministers and the lack of regulation to tackle the problems these companies are causing British consumers, this appointment only further raises concerns about how seriously this government takes personal debt.

– Stella Creasy MP