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Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

A letter calling for action to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the House of Commons has been signed by 80 current and former senior staff. The signatories all claim to have experienced such behaviour…

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John Bercow: Labour MPs urged not to ‘confuse’ Brexit and Commons bullying

Image copyright Houses of Parliament The Labour leadership has distanced itself from suggestions by some Labour MPs that Brexit is more important than dealing with bullying in the Commons. Several top figures, including Emily Thornberry,…


Bercow calls for independent body to examine Commons bullying claims

Commons Speaker John Bercow has called for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of harassment and bullying in Parliament. He told MPs they must learn the lessons of the expenses scandal,…


Speaker John Bercow should quit, says Maria Miller after Commons bullying report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow was asked earlier this year about bullying allegations against him Speaker John Bercow should resign following the House of Commons bullying report, the chairwoman of…


House of Commons abuse cases ‘tolerated and concealed’

Image copyright Getty Images “Disturbing” cases of bullying and sexual harassment have “long been tolerated and concealed” in the House of Commons, according to a report. The report, by Dame Laura Cox QC, said there…


Jo Swinson: Taking baby into Commons ‘felt natural’

Image copyright PA An MP who became the first to take her baby into a Commons debate has said she hopes it will signal a step forward in modernising parliament. Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo…



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…



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…


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