MP Kevin Barron quits standards committee role

Standards watchdog head Sir Kevin Barron resigns over cover-up fears

The head of the Commons standards watchdog has resigned and accused parliament of “sacrificing transparency” by banning the identification of MPs who are under investigation.

Sir Kevin Barron announced yesterday that he would step down next month after eight years of chairing the standards and privileges committee. “I am proud of the changes made to the code of conduct over the years, including the recent introduction of a new system of investigation into bullying and sexual harassment,” he said. But he took a swipe at his fellow MPs, adding: “It is a shame that some of those changes had to come with the sacrifice of transparency.”

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/standards-watchdog-head-sir-kevin-barron-resigns-over-cover-up-fears-fh7zc0jgr

SIR Kevin Barron is to step down as chairman of the standards and privileges committees in October.

The Rother Valley MP has spent 13 years as a member, including eight as chairman.

Sir Kevin said: “I feel that now is an ideal time for me to move on and focus on other projects.

Read on… https://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,mp-kevin-barron-quits-standards-committee-role_28464.htm

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4 thoughts on “MP Kevin Barron quits standards committee role

    • I am of the opinion that he’s resigned because he had to. He has no standards of his own that can stand up to scrutiny, so he should not be in a position to influence others. I myself have provided evidence of that. It’s time he quit (i.e got shoved out of) politics altogether.

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  1. Whilst my MP Kevin Barron has never been someone I had any time for, this time at least he is standing up for something that we should all support.
    These two articles from the Telegraph explain things far better than the articles featured in the header.
    Sir Kevin Barron quits as head of Commons sleaze watchdog with swipe at MPs over transparency
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/standards-watchdog-head-sir-kevin-barron-resigns-over-cover-up-fears-fh7zc0jgr

    Names of MPs being probed for misconduct deleted within hours of Parliament voting to anonymise all cases
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/07/19/names-mp-investigated-misconduct-deleted-within-hours-parliament/

    Andrea Leadsom MP is utterly loathsome:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/06/andrea-leadsoms-cv-prompts-new-questions-about-career

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