22 Tory MPs who were investigated or punished by Parliament’s watchdog joined the vote to overhaul it

Of course, they’re self interested Tories – Owl

Politico newsletter yesterday:

Insider’s Henry Dyer has done some excellent analysis and found 22 of the Tory MPs who voted for the Leadsom amendment are either under current investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards or have had allegations upheld against them since the 2019 general election. Funnily enough there were not many declarations of interest on that front. The vote also saw the frankly ridiculous situation where Paterson was allowed to vote on his own case rather than recuse himself, which pretty much says it all.

The 19 Leadsom backers who have had complaints upheld against them:Adam AfriyieScott BentonCrispin Blunt Peter BoneMaria CaulfieldRobert CourtsRichard DraxDavid DuguidIain Duncan SmithMark FrancoisGeorge FreemanAdam HollowayKarl McCartneyNatalie ElphickeRoger GaleTheresa VilliersBob StewartChloe Smith … and Craig Tracey.

The 3 Leadsom backers currently under investigation: James Cleverly Daniel KawczynskiDavid Warburton. If these 22 MPs can’t see why it’s inappropriate for them to be voting to effectively get rid of the current standards process then Playbook can’t help them.

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