MP Says Sorry For Playing Candy Crush In Meeting

8 December 2014, 17:14 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

An East Midlands MP has admitted playing Candy Crush while in a parliamentary meeting.

Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley, was meant to be paying attention to a committee discussion on pensions but instead spent some of the 2-and-a-half hours playing the game on his Ipad.

He says its was a very long meeting and he 'probably had a game or two.'

'I shall try not to do it in the future.'

Mr Mills told the Sun:

'It was a long meeting on pension reforms, which is an important issue that I take very seriously.

'There was a bit of the meeting that I wasn't focusing on and I probably had a game or two.

'I shouldn't do it but if you check the meeting I would say I was fully engaged in asking questions that I thought were particularly important in how we get the pensions issue right. I shall try not to do it in the future.'

Candy Crush Saga is a free to download mobile game but users pay extra for more moves to improve their score.

Mr Mills has now apologised and said it won't happen again.

Commons Investigation


Mr Mills was photographed playing the game and now the Commons authorities are investigating.

A spokesman says the photography broke strict parliamentary rules.