Nick Clegg launches inquiry into MP facing sexual assault claims




Deputy PM’s announcement follows the beginning of legal action against Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South Nick Clegg will take disciplinary action against a Liberal Democrat MP accused of sexual assault, the party announced in a statement. Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South, will attend a meeting with the party leader as well as Simon […]






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Former MP Jimmy Wray dies aged 78




Labour pays tribute to former member for Glasgow Provan and Glasgow Baillieston, describing him as ‘formidable’ The former MP Jimmy Wray has died following a long illness, Labour has announced. Wray, who died on Saturday morning aged 78, served as MP for Glasgow Provan and Glasgow Baillieston for 18 years. He stepped down in 2005 […]






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MP on Google tax avoidance scheme: ‘I think that you do evil’




Google and Amazon face fresh attack over claims that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed Google and Amazon came under fierce attack from MPs and tax campaigners after fresh whistleblower allegations put further strain on claims by the internet giants that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed by Revenue & Customs. […]






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MP almost dies after eating biscuit




Equalities minister Jo Swinson recovering after going into shock from an allergic reaction, according to reports Equalities minister Jo Swinson is recovering after almost dying from an allergic reaction to a biscuit, it has been reported. The Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire was driving home from a charity cake sale in Glasgow on Saturday […]






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Nigel Evans: Ribble Valley constituents rally round accused MP




In the 13 years he has represented the Lancashire seat, Evans has established himself as a jovial, enthusiastic and capable MP On the day three years ago that Nigel Evans announced he was gay, there was barely a ripple of interest in his Ribble Valley constituency. The MP’s quiet take on his homosexuality was well […]






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Evans: complaints are completely false




Tory MP makes statement following his arrest over claims he raped one man and sexually assaulted another Nigel Evans, the deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has vehemently denied that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another (video). He issued his denial to reporters in the garden of the village pub beside his […]






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The rise and fall of John Stonehouse




The strange story of the Labour MP who died twice One of the joys of digging through the Guardian and Observer digital archive on a regular basis is in rediscovering the big stories of the day, which have sometimes been forgotten. Twenty five years ago this month, the Guardian published an obituary of John Stonehouse, […]






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Hugh Muir’s diary: How an MP repelled a pesky student. Shut up! Gob shut!




Never backward about coming forward, Ian Liddell-Grainger strikes again • With the breach between politicians and the public seemingly harder to fill than ever, someone needs to reconnect, especially with the disaffected young. Step forward the Tory MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, Ian Liddell-Grainger. We had reason to speak of him last year when […]






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Press intrusion: Don’t name suspects in the media until charged, urges MP




Robert Buckland calls for reporting restrictions to be imposed as controversy over ‘secret arrests’ grows Reporting restrictions should be imposed to prevent the routine naming of suspects by police until they have been charged, a prominent Conservative MP has urged. As the debate over so-called “secret arrests” intensifies following the naming of Rolf Harris last […]






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