WORK and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has denied claims she is involved in a company which asks Scots who support the Union for a donation of £1 for their funds.

A story published online yesterday by Evolve Politics and in social media comments claimed that the Conservative Party politician had failed to declare her official link to the Loyal Scots Company on the Members Financial Interest Register in Parliament.

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According to the Companies House website Esther Louise McVey was appointed as secretary of the company on March 21 this year.

Her constituency office in Wilmslow, England, is given as her address, However, it also suggests that this is in Denmark.

William Keir Thow is listed as the managing director of Loyal Scots Company since May 2012 and the business is named as an information technology consultancy with an Aberdeen address.

Their annual accounts show the director owns 20 million shares priced at £1 each, however there is no more information available about the company in the public domain.

William Thow’s Twitter page, which has 1685 followers, describes him as a “British Scottish Natzi hunter and reporter, founder of @ScotsCompany. No voters buy a £1 share to preserve the Union.”

His Facebook page contains offensive imagery including a picture of Nicola Sturgeon dressed as a Nazi soldier. It also contains anti-SNP comments and ludicrous allegations.

A statement issued on behalf of Esther McVey by the Department for Work and Pensions said: “She has absolutely no knowledge or connection with this company and has now contacted Companies House about this matter.”

Registering someone as a secretary of a company without their knowledge would require the forgery of a signature, which is a criminal offence.