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Lib Dem apologises for failing to declare donations

Simon Hughes apologised to the Commons today. Credit: PA

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes apologised to the Commons today after it was found he failed to properly declare donations in the register of members' interests.

The Standards and Privileges Committee said it found no evidence of attempts to conceal the six donations because they were declared to the Electoral Commission, but said an MP of Mr Hughes's experience should have properly updated Parliament.

Making a personal statement, Mr Hughes said: "I take full responsibility for these failures and apologise unreservedly to the House."