Top News

Three conservative cabinet ministers appeal to watchdog on sexual abuse allegations – report | Political news

Three conservative cabinet ministers are reportedly facing charges of sexual abuse after being reported to parliamentary oversight.

According to The Sunday Times, two Labor shadow ministers were also referred to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS), which deals with MPs’ complaints.

A total of 56 MPs have reportedly been reported to ICGS – and allegations range from sexually inappropriate comments to allegations that one MP “bribed a staff member in exchange for sexual favors.”

Image: Downing Street and Labor said they could not comment

Politics Hub: The latest from the Sky News team in Westminster

Founded in 2018, ICGS operates a hotline that allows those working in Westminster – including MP staff – to make complaints or seek advice.

Last year, the organization’s annual report said its services were used by people who said they were members of parliament.

The allegations made by ICGS are private and confidential, which means that political parties do not receive information about who has been reported.

The FDA, a union representing civil servants, warned that more needed to be done to curb harassment in parliament – and although complaints procedures had improved, “the basic balance of power between MPs and the staff they employ has not improved.”

Secretary-General Dave Penman said: “Parliamentary authorities need to address the root causes of bullying and harassment, rather than relying on a coercive mechanism that protects only those who feel able to make a complaint.”

A government spokesman said: “We take all allegations of this kind incredibly seriously and we encourage anyone who has any allegations to turn to the appropriate authorities.”

Downing Street and Labor said they could not comment.

Image: Imran Khan ends up as a Wakefield MP after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy before he was elected Conservative Party

The Sunday Times report comes after Imran Khan ended up as a Wakefield MP after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy before he was elected to the Conservative Party.

Meanwhile, David Warburton had the Tory whip removed after a photograph of the MP appeared next to the white matter lines.