FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

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Tracey Crouch ‘furious’ over private meeting between culture secretary and Philip Davies

The sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned because she believed pro-gambling MP Philip Davies successfully went above her head to secure a delay to curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), defying her on a policy she had overseen.

Friends of Crouch said she was “furious” after discovering that the digital, culture, media and sport secretary, Jeremy Wright, discussed gambling regulation with Davies during a private meeting.

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