Conservative MP Owen Paterson has resigned as an MP, saying “I will remain a public servant but outside the cruel world of politics”. On Wednesday, MPs voted to overturn a recommended 30-day suspension for Conservative MP Owen Paterson, who was facing the ban after an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules.
Owen Paterson has resigned as an MP after only yesterday voting that he did nothing wrong as a member of the jury in his own corruption trial.
Owen Paterson has resigned as a MP in the wake of the Government’s u-turn on reforming the standards watchdog. Owen Paterson has now resigned, but several others MPs are facing parliamentary investigations.
What people are saying?
Jess Phillips MP A surprise to hear because for one I’ve never seen him in any of the meetings, and it’s simply not been the case. The government can’t plead employment standards for MPs one day and refuse them on maternity/paternity or disabled MPs during covid on another.
Angela Rayner You can be a paid lobbyist or you can be an MP. You can’t be both. Labour will end this racket and ban MPs from taking money to lobby for private companies. And Labour will ban former Ministers from lobbying after they leave office.