MPs face sack for taking prostitutes to parliament

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MPs who bring prostitutes into parliament will face the sack under Westminster’s first code of conduct which lays down rules for politicians to follow. The behaviour guidelines, introduced after a sex harassment scandal in parliament, ban MPs from paying for … Continue reading

Labour steps up harassment investigation into MPs Lewis and Hopkins

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Labour has stepped up its investigations into two MPs accused of sexual harassment. The cases of Ivan Lewis and Kelvin Hopkins have both been referred to an internal disciplinary committee. Mr Lewis said he would “co-operate fully,” while Mr Hopkins … Continue reading

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