UKIP AM Michelle Brown accused of nepotism by means of ex-marketing consultant

Michelle Brown Symbol caption The tribunal heard Michelle Brown brushed aside the adviser after her brother did not get a job

A UKIP AM indulged in “nepotism” and abused public money looking to get her brother a task running for her, her ex-senior consultant has claimed.

Nigel Williams instructed an employment tribunal Michelle Brown “manipulated the truth or lied” to meet her needs.

In a written remark, Mr Williams informed the tribunal he was once brushed aside after failing to offer Richard Blaxendale a task as a receptionist.

But Ms Brown’s legal professional stated Mr Williams was sacked over a unique matter.

The tribunal, in Cardiff, is ongoing.

Image caption Michelle Brown used to be accused of breaking meeting rules for appointing team of workers

The ex-guide stated his get admission to to Ms Brown’s emails was revoked the following running day.

Mr Williams mentioned she additionally lower him “out of all future preparations and wouldn’t discuss with me” as a results of concern over his “performance” despite there being no previous considerations about his paintings.

He was later suspended and brushed aside from his role.

Mr Williams said within the remark that Michelle Brown had mentioned that she dismissed him because it was once found he had made derogatory comments approximately her to a third birthday celebration and had breached the meeting’s code of behavior.

He said she didn’t find out about this when she got rid of his e mail access.

Under move-examination, Mr Williams stated he had instructed Ms Brown in conversations several instances that he believed she used to be committing offences below the Fraud Act, however he admitted that was once now not incorporated in any of the documentation he despatched her.

Michelle Brown’s legal professional told Mr Williams the case in opposition to him – which had resulted in his dismissal for gross misconduct – used to be that he had communicated by way of e mail with the UKIP respectable David Soutter, any person who she had expressly advised him to not touch on many occasions.

Mr Williams mentioned he used to be in touch with Mr Soutter about party issues in preference to assembly issues, and he disputed that Ms Brown had made it clear to him that he should have any contact with him.

The tribunal will continue on Friday.

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