declare an interest

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declare an/(one's) interest

To state financial interest in something. He was sure to declare his interest before we prepared his contract.
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declare an (or your) interest

make known your financial interests in an undertaking before it is discussed.
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At the fifth meeting, to consider an application to build 32 residential units, Coun McDonald did not declare an interest and chaired the meeting.
In a letter before the sub-committee Cllr Khan said: "I am accepting responsibility for making a bad judgement call and failing to declare an interest at a meeting when, in the light of a great deal of thought and reflection, I should have done so.
Coun Hardacre was present when the minutes of the committee meeting were received and noted at a full council meeting on October 9, but did not declare an interest.
Why not at least declare an interest for Birmingham and support the NEC bid as well?
I have to declare an interest in that a year or so ago I did a misguided amicus curiae evaluation of the existing site.
Cllr Sheila Lacy (Lab, Westwood) has to declare an interest and withdraw from any debates on Whitefriars because she is married to board member and former councillor Peter Lacy.
The meeting to decide if the plans for the Halewood development get the goahead could end in farce if too many councillors take up the advice of senior officers and declare an interest.
Mrs Anderson is quoted as saying that she checked with the Commons registrar of MPs' interests and was assured she did not have to declare an interest.
Caerphilly Labour MP Wayne David said: "Charlotte Leslie has received huge financial backing from David Ord both privately and through the Bristol Port Company, and has then asked questions and made statements in the House of Commons about his business interests, yet did not declare an interest at the time the questions were asked and the statements made.
A COUNCILLOR who did not declare an interest at a meeting receiving minutes of a committee which approved huge pay increases for top officers has been reported to the ombudsman.
It concluded that Mr Thomas failed to declare an interest at meetings of the council's executive committee in June and September 2005.
A northumberland councillor has been found guilty of breaching the code of conduct after he failed to declare an interest in a discussion about wind farms.
The Board was called in after allegations that Cllr McLuckie had failed to declare an interest in the Skelton project at meetings.
It seems McLetchie failed to declare an interest when he backed a motion opposing the proposed expansion of Edinburgh Airport.
It followed a three-part complaint, which was partially upheld, from council leader Bob Stevens (Con, Long Itchington) who said she failed to declare an interest and leave a meeting.