MP Mark Pritchard on Cameron tax row
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Conservative MP Mark Pritchard defends PM in tax row

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has defended David Cameron after the prime minister revealed that he did own shares in his father's offshore fund, before becoming PM.

In a BBC News Channel interview with political correspondent Carole Walker, Mr Pritchard said the prime minister, "like any loving son", wanted to protect his father, who was not alive to defend himself.

He said that the Labour Party was hoping the Prime Minister would be damaged by the revelations but "most of the public will find it distasteful" that Mr Cameron's late father "is being brought in to this".