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 … Continue reading
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.” … Continue reading
Half of the members of a sifting panel for the appointment of a new Commons sleaze watchdog were MPs who have themselves broken parliamentary rules, the Telegraph can disclose. A four member committee that whittled down 81 candidates for the next … Continue reading
The last three posts give us a flavour of the information provided by RMBC to MPs during 2013. We now have the opportunity to start the examination of the claims made by Kevin Barron and John Healey in their witness … Continue reading
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This letter sent to Rother Valley Labour members by Kevin Barron shows the lobbying going on in support of Owen Smith for the Labour leadership: