Martin Lewis admits which political party he was a member of

Martin Lewis had his candidacy for the peerage rejected by the House of Lords. The Money Saving Expert founder said his interbank peerage pitch was rejected because he was “honest” about the limited time he could devote to the role.

In an interview with the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast, Mr Lewis shared it all. “I never attack Tories, I attack government policy,” he said.

Mr Lewis was a member of the Liberal Democrats until he was 24, but since then he has been a “floating voter”, he added. “I did this really dumb thing and I was honest in the interview,” he said.

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He said he told the commission he could only offer a limited number of hours. “I’m very busy with my job, but most importantly, I have a nine-year-old daughter and until she’s 13, my most important job from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is to be with her and put her to bed,” he continued.

“I would see my role as learning for three to five years, with limited input, and then gradually over the next five to 10 years, spending more time in the House of Lords.”

“I don’t think I was willing to give them the time they felt they needed to be in the Lords,” added the MSE founder and consumer champion.

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