New MPs’ code ‘risks cover-up claims’

Moves to give anonymity to all MPs under investigation risk “rolling back the openness” established after the expenses scandal, a senior MP has said.

Sir Kevin Barron warned: “It will be presented as MPs trying to cover up their misdoings.”

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has listed all MPs being investigated on her website since 2010.

Under a new behaviour code to deal with harassment, ongoing inquiries would not be routinely published.

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