A Conservative MP from Plymouth has apologised for failing to declare a gift from a tobacco company when asking questions in Parliament about e-cigarettes.
Oliver Colvile MP for Plymouth Sutton and Davenport, received two tickets for last year's Chelsea Flower show, worth £1260, from Japan Tobacco International.
Although he registered them at the time, he failed to mention them when lodging questions earlier this month, as required under Parliamentary rules. Last night he apologised in the House of Commons, saying he was not trying to mislead anybody.
Today Mr Colvile told ITV News West Country that the issue had 'passed him by' when filling out the question form, but Labour candidate Luke Pollard says he questioned the Plymouth MP at the time.