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Tory MP Chris Davies guilty of false expenses claim

Image copyright Alfred Collyer/PA WireImage caption Chris Davies admitted the charges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court A Conservative MP has pleaded guilty to two charges of making a false expenses claim. Chris Davies admitted to one charge of providing false or misleading information for allowances claims and one of attempting to do so. The court heard […]

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Voter ID trials ruled lawful by High Court judge

Image copyright Getty Images A scheme to make voters bring ID to polling stations has been ruled lawful by a High Court judge. A pilot is due to take place in nine local authorities for elections in May, but campaigner Neil Coughlan said the trial would prevent people from voting. The 64-year-old crowdfunded more than […]

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Labour investigates ‘sexual harassment’ by MP

Image copyright UK ParliamentImage caption Stephen Hepburn was elected to Parliament in 1997 The Labour Party is investigating one of its MPs after an allegation of sexual harassment. Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, is accused of targeting a female party member on a night out in 2005, the HuffPost claims. Labour confirmed it was investigating […]

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MPs criticise EastEnders project

Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of the EastEnders set. In December, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that the project had gone £27m over budget. The Public Accounts […]