Sum­mons for Cum­mings

The Herald - - POLITICS -

THE di­rec­tor of the Vote Leave campaign is to be re­ported to the House of Com­mons af­ter re­fus­ing re­peated re­quests to give ev­i­dence to an in­quiry into fake news.

The move by the House of Com­mons Dig­i­tal, Cul­ture, Me­dia and Sport Com­mit­tee is the first step in a process which could end with Do­minic Cum­mings be­ing found in con­tempt of Par­lia­ment.

Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­ica boss Christo­pher Nix has agreed to re­turn to Par­lia­ment on June 6 to give ev­i­dence about al­leged mis­use of Face­book users’ pri­vate data.

Com­mit­tee chair­man Damian Collins said Mr Cum­mings had been is­sued with a sum­mons to appear on May 22.

„ Do­minic Cum­mings re­fused to give ev­i­dence.

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