Row erupts be­tween COW and lo­cal MP

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The Cir­cuit of Wales has been plunged into an ar­gu­ment with a lo­cal MP af­ter David Davies ac­cused the cir­cuit of mak­ing false claims.

The MP has chal­lenged cir­cuit own­ers to al­low him to re­lease a tape of a meet­ing be­tween Michael Car­rick, Martin Whi­taker and Davies in which the lat­ter says the own­ers made false claims about build­ing a ‘BMW World’ on the Ebbw Vale site. BMW has since re­port­edly re­jected this.

“This is the first time in nearly 18 years as an elected politi­cian that I have made a se­cret record­ing of a meet­ing,” Davies told the Daily Post.

“I did so be­cause frankly I did not trust the peo­ple I was meet­ing, and be­cause they want the Welsh Gov­ern­ment to un­der­write their project by around £200m.”

Also speak­ing to the Daily Post, Mr Car­rick’s so­lic­i­tor Jonathan Coad said: “I share the as­ton­ish­ment of my clients that David Davies has ap­par­ently made a covert record­ing of a meet­ing which was ex­pressly agreed to be con­fi­den­tial.

“This was a gross breach of trust by David Davies and an abuse of his po­si­tion as an MP.”

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