Nicked this from Iain Dale’s gaff. This is a statement from the “nanny” that many believe put Spellman in the clear.
During the period of 1997 to 2002 Mrs Caroline Spelman employed me at her home address and during the period of 1997 to 1998, I had two roles, one helping Mrs Spelman with childcare and another providing secretarial help to her as a MP.
My roles and responsibilities were general administration which entailed tasks such as posting of letters, answering phone calls at the home address, faxing or posting documents to Mrs Spelman whilst she was in
I answered the questions asked of which a few are listed below.
Did I do secretarial work? to which I answered Yes,
Was it political? to which I answered No (my understanding of this was that he was asking was it party political work)
Did I do Nannying / Childcare for her? to which I answered Yes.
For a period of time the constituency phone number was Mrs Spelman's personal home landline number, so any calls made to this number whilst Mrs Spelman was not present was answered by myself, and all messages taken were then passed directly onto Mrs Spelman.
I believe my answers accurately reflect that for one year I had two roles in working for Mrs Spelman."