24 June 2020|
Update: Motion tabled for debate at the House of Commons regarding complaints against MPs
MPs have voted down proposals introduced by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (leader of the House of Commons) that would have allowed them to debate complaints about serious bullying and harassment. An amendment tabled by Chris Bryant MP ruled out debating complaints against MPs in the chamber and passed by five votes.
MPs also voted in favour of supporting the creation of an eight-member independent panel of experts to deal with allegations made against them. The panel will have the ability to investigate independently and impose sanctions – including the suspension and exclusion of MPs in the most serious cases.
Source: The Guardian
This development relates to a claim against Mike Hill MP, in which Farore Law is currently acting for the complainant. This case is listed to be heard next year. Additional information can be found here.