Daniel Kawczynski: Conservative MP facing suspension for breaking rules over apology for bullying parliamentary staff | Politics News

Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski is facing a one-day suspension from the Commons after being found to have broken the rules over an apology he gave for bullying parliamentary staff.

The recommendation has been made by the Commons Standards Committee and follows comments the MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham made before he said sorry last June.

Mr Kawczynski was found to have acted in a “threatening and intimidating manner” towards the complainants after he was unable to join a committee hearing because of technical problems.

But the committee ruled that interviews he gave on local radio and with a newspaper before the required apology meant he had failed to comply, as the apology was not “unequivocal”.

In the latest report published on Thursday, the committee said: “Mr Kawczynski’s actions caused significant damage to the reputation and integrity of the House of Commons as a whole.

“His actions also undermined the ICGS (Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme) and risked causing further harm to the complainants in his original case.”

Source link