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Cabinet minister Mel Stride stated he didn’t know what number of Tories would find yourself being dragged into the Gambling Commission investigation into the potential misuse of inside data on the election date.

The BBC reported that 15 Conservative candidates or officers have been being checked out by the watchdog.

Mr Stride instructed LBC Radio: “I don’t know what the number is, what the number may or may not end up as, or indeed which parties may be involved, because we have obviously just heard that a Labour candidate has apparently betted against himself in the constituency in which he is standing and has been suspended as a consequence.

“So I do not know the place all of it will lead, it might be that there might be others throughout totally different political events going ahead.

“But what I do know is that in the case of those Conservative candidates, who are being investigated by the Gambling Commission, they have been suspended. They are not supported as Conservative candidates in this election.

“Indeed, the Prime Minister has been very clear that within the occasion that they’re discovered to have damaged the foundations by the Gambling Commission, they are going to be expelled from the Conservative Party.”