Honorable member for Torridge and West Devon?

More allegations of sleaze.

From www.dailymail.co.uk :

‘Brazen’ Tory Grandee Sir Geoffrey Cox faces sleaze watchdog probe for using his taxpayer-funded Commons office to take private legal work… defending Caribbean government in fraud probe launched by the UK Foreign Office

Is this the smoking gun?

From www.thetimes.co.uk

On September 14, the day of the hearing in question [in the British Virgin Islands], MPs were debating the government’s plans for a new levy to fund health and social care. Cox did not contribute to the debate.

There were six votes on the issue over the course of the day, all of which Cox took part in in person. About two hours into the BVI hearing he left his desk for 20 minutes, later telling the hearing’s chairman: “Forgive my absence during some of the morning, I’m afraid the bell went off.” This was an apparent reference to the division bell that indicates when votes in the House of Commons are taking place.

The Foreign Office inquiry aims to establish whether there is evidence of “corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty that has taken place in public office” in the BVI.

The hearing came the day after Cox’s sole contribution to a Commons debate in the almost two years since Johnson sacked him as attorney-general in February last year.

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