May 22 (GMM) A British politician has alleged Bernie Ecclestone offered money in exchange for his former F1 ally Max Mosley becoming a member of parliament.
David Davis, a conservative backbencher and former party chairman, said the F1 chief executive's offer was made a decade ago ahead of the 2005 election, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.Ecclestone's offer of money in exchange for a safe conservative seat for Mosley was reportedly made to Davis by Sir Alan Curtis, the former chairman of Lotus Cars."He (Curtis) said Mr Ecclestone wanted to help Mr Mosley obtain a safe conservative seat and that if we delivered, we could expect a serious contribution from Mr Ecclestone," Davis said."I told him, 'We simply don't do that sort of thing'. After that, I heard nothing from him."Former FIA president Mosley said: "It's a lovely idea but it's got no connection with the truth as far as I am concerned."Curtis, however, confirmed meetings took place "but I can't believe I said he (Ecclestone) would (financially) support the party".Ecclestone also confirmed the meetings, but as for the offer of money, the 81-year-old insisted: "I don't imagine that is what happened."We don't know Mr Davis is saying the truth do we?"
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