Tory and his £250,000 goldmine: Daniel Kawczynski raked in a fortune from second job with mining company… and holds government role linked to the industry

  • Daniel Kawczynski is a consultant for NY-based corporation that pays him £36K 
  • He is also the PM’s trade envoy for Mongolia, which has large mineral deposits
  • Papers show government role has opened doors for him within mining industry
  • MP said he had not used information from his work as envoy to benefit the firm

A Tory MP who has earned more than £250,000 from a second job with a mining company also holds a government role linked to the industry, it can be revealed.

Daniel Kawczynski is a consultant for a New York-based corporation that pays him a £36,000 salary. 

At the same time, he is the Prime Minister’s trade envoy for Mongolia, which has large mineral deposits including gold, copper and coal.

Daniel Kawczynski (pictured in 2019) is a consultant for a New York-based corporation that pays him a £36,000 salary. At the same time, he is the Prime Minister’s trade envoy for Mongolia, which has large mineral deposits including gold, copper and coal

Documents uncovered by the Daily Mail show his government role has opened doors for him with mining industry figures in the Far East nation. Last night he denied any wrongdoing.

The MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham puts in 30 hours a month for Electrum Group. 

Since taking on the job in 2018, the mining investment firm has paid him £258,000. Mr Kawczynski was appointed trade envoy in October last year. 

As part of that role, Mr Kawczynski has held meetings with Mongolian ministers, and in May is said to have requested their help in setting up meetings with mining industry figures during a planned trip to the country.

Yesterday the Mail revealed Mr Kawczynski (pictured second from right), an ally of sleaze-hit MP Owen Paterson (far right), is being investigated by the Standards Commissioner for the second time in five months

Mr Kawczynski said last night he had not made any representations on behalf of Electrum in Mongolia and had not used information from his work as an envoy to benefit the firm. 

He said: ‘I made it abundantly clear to civil servants when I got this role, I declared that I have an outside interest.’

Yesterday the Mail revealed the Standards Commissioner is investigating Mr Kawczynski – an ally of sleaze-hit MP Owen Paterson – for the second time in five months over claims he made an insincere apology after the initial investigation found him guilty of bullying.

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