James Gray denies that he claimed for Remembrance wreaths
The MP accused of claiming for a poppy wreaths on expenses has just issued this statement about Sunday's News of the World story:
I particularly resent the implication that I am somehow or another not supportive of the Royal British Legion or our servicemen and women. I served for seven years in the Territorial Army, am Chairman of the All Party Group for the Army, I have visited our troops on several occasions in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and I myself am a member of the Royal British Legion, alongside whom I am proud to stand on Wootton Bassett High Street during the all too regular repatriations of the bodies of our fallen servicemen."
Meanwhile Iain Dale accuses Mr Gray of photographing a dying soldier.