New powers for watchdog in crackdown on Westminster sleaze

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MPs accused of sexual misconduct face further scrutiny as the parliamentary watchdog is given new powers, senior Commons figures will announce. The role of Kathryn Hudson, the parliamentary standards commissioner, will be expanded after cross-party talks led by Andrea Leadsom … Continue reading

Former victims’ commissioner is new Parliament watchdog

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Kathryn Stone has been appointed as the new parliamentary commissioner for standards. Ms Stone will take on the role of overseeing the code of conduct and rules for MPs, including the register of financial interests. She has previously served as … Continue reading