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MP Keith Vaz accused of bullying Commons clerks

Image caption Former clerk Jenny McCullough alleges she was bullied by MP Keith Vaz Labour MP Keith Vaz bullied clerks who sought to uphold the rules and process of the Commons, Newsnight has learned. One…

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Naz Shah’s wheelchair vote prompts calls for Commons reform

Image copyright House of Commons There have been calls for a reform of “archaic” Commons rules after a sick Labour MP had to enter the lobbies in a wheelchair to cast her vote. Naz Shah…



Nicola Sturgeon says she is proud of SNP MPs’ Commons walkout

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had been treated “with utter contempt” by the Westminster system First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “proud” of SNP MPS who staged a mass walkout of the…


Claire Perry in Commons ‘dilation’ row with John Bercow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClaire Perry asks John Bercow to “consider his behaviour” after accusations of sexist behaviour towards her. Conservative minister Claire Perry has accused John Bercow of making “sexist”…


Sturgeon writes to Commons speaker ahead of Brexit bill vote

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon was appearing on the Andrew Marr Show ahead of the key votes in the House of Commons Nicola Sturgeon has written to the speaker of the House of Commons calling for…


Labour MP Heidi Alexander to swap Commons for City Hall

Image copyright PA Labour MP Heidi Alexander is quitting Parliament to work for London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Lewisham East MP will become the new deputy mayor for transport. It means there will be a…


Commons Speaker John Bercow accused of bullying private secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Bercow in 2010. Angus Sinclair is on the right, with blue, white and purple ribbons on his chest John Bercow’s former private secretary has told Newsnight that he…


Ex-Commons Speaker Lord Martin dies aged 72

Image copyright PA Former House of Commons Speaker Lord Martin of Springburn, has died aged 72, his family have said. The ex-Labour MP, who represented Glasgow, died on Sunday morning after a short illness, his…


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