UK: TORY MP SOLD INFORMATION TO CZECH SPIES.
Tory MP Raymond Mawby sold information to Czech spies
Receipt for £100 signed by Raymond Mawby (Pic: Czech Security Services Archive, Prague) Among the documents made public by the Czech Security Service is a receipt signed by Mawby for £100 - his usual fee for information
MPs seek full story over 'spy'
The BBC has discovered evidence that a Conservative minister in the 1960s provided information to communist spies in return for money.
The files - found in the archives of the Czech Security Service - show that Raymond Mawby MP provided information to Czech spies for a decade, including details about colleagues in Parliament.
Mawby was an unusual Tory - a working class trade unionist who had been selected as MP for Totnes, Devon, in 1955.
But just how unusual he was is only now clear.
It was previously known that some Labour MPs - including one minister, John Stonehouse - had spied for the Czechs, but this is the first time a Conservative has been shown to have engaged in passing information to communist spies.
According to his Czech file - which runs for hundreds of pages - Mawby, codename Laval, was first contacted when he attended a cocktail party in the Czechoslovak embassy in November 1960. At first there were just occasional social contacts between him and the Czechs, but they became more regular through 1961. <SNIP>
- UK: TORY MP SOLD INFORMATION TO CZECH SPIES. - WhiteKnight, 2012-06-29, 10:27