MI5 Warning Over 'Chinese Agent' In Parliament

MI5 Warning Over 'Chinese Agent' In Parliament

Andrew H. Sweet

An alert from the security service said Christine Ching Kui Lee "established links" for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with current and aspiring M.P.s. She then gave donations to politicians, with funding coming from foreign nationals in China and Hong Kong.

One of the M.P.s funded by Ms. Lee was Labour's Barry Gardiner, who received over £420,000 from her in five years - but he said he had always made the security services aware of the donations.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey also received a £5,000 donation when he was energy secretary - but he said his local association accepted the money. It was "the first time he has been given cause to be concerned."

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