Gillan blasts sacked Tory treasurer's "totally unacceptable" actions

Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has entered the row over party funding, after the treasurer of the Conservative Party was filmed boasting that access to the Prime Minister could be secured by making large donations to the party.

"This is totally unacceptable. This is not the way we raise money in the Conservative Party", she told ITV Wales Political Editor Adrian Masters. "I agree with David Cameron when he says there's going to be a full investigation."

Peter Cruddas was sacked from his role last night after he was filmed by the Sunday Times claiming that a £250,000 donation would get people direct contact with senior ministers.

Speaking to undercover reporters posing as wealth fund executives, he claimed: "It will be awesome for your business."

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