MP Liam Byrne to be suspended from Commons for bullying former employee
General / Fri 29th Apr 2022 am30 08:51am
LABOUR MP Liam Byrne has been found to have bullied a former member of staff and will be suspended from the Commons for two days reports the BBC.
The ex-Cabinet minister and MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill ostracised a former assistant after a minor office dispute, an investigation found.
Mr Byrne was brought up in Harlow and attended Burnt Mill Academy.
Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone said his behaviour was a “significant misuse of power”.
Mr Byrne said he had apologised and was “profoundly sorry”.
A number of other allegations relating to unreasonable behaviour by Mr Byrne and pressure to work excessive hours were not upheld, the report found.
The investigation was started almost two years ago after complaints were made by the MP’s former assistant David Barker to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS).
The recently-appointed body rules on bullying and sexual harassment complaints in the Commons and has now published its findings.
The full story can be found below.