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Local MP facing new ‘code of conduct’ investigation

LOCAL MP, David Warburton, is under investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. 

David Warburton MP

The MP for Somerton and Frome was suspended from the Conservative Party in April following allegations of sexual harassment.

However, the parliamentary standards commissioner says she is investigating the MP for separate allegations that he broke the code of conduct for MPs on three counts.

The parliamentary standards commissioner’s website says the investigation is looking into alleged code breaches regarding ‘paid advocacy’, ‘declaration of an interest’ and registration of an interest under a category relating to ‘gifts, benefits and hospitality’ from UK sources.

The local MP remains under investigation by Parliament’s harassment watchdog, the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, concerning allegations of sexual harassment of three women.

The MP was approached for comment by Frome Times.

One Response to Local MP facing new ‘code of conduct’ investigation

  1. Jim Mochnacz

    June 28, 2022 at 11:50 am

    That’s a full 3 months of being absent as the MP for S&F.
    His defence is about as paper thin as it could possibly be.
    The charges are many and generally from the Conservative party (ie Daily Mail) and has been told not to attend Parliament building. Keep it up From Times. I know many of his constituents who are well ticked off at him playing “doggo” and receiving all the usual benefits but with those covering for him allegedly doing the donkey work. Clearly another West Country by-election due – to be fair to his constituents.

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