Labour's Kate Green Forced to Apologise to House

Yesterday Guido broke the news of Kate Green MP and her undeclared special interest involvement with the GMB union. To sum it up, they donate to her campaigns and she does their bidding in the House, including directly amending legislation. Well today she pre-empted a point of order on the very subject and apologised outright, saying she should have declared an interest. The Speaker called it “gracious” despite being aware that the Tories were planning on raising it moments later. Presumably the precedent is now set for every union funded Labour MP to have to make such a declaration before scrutinising any law that may affect the minority interest of said union?

UPDATE: Sky News’ Sophy Ridge reports “I have learned that the Tory backbencher Aidan Burley has written to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards asking him to investigate a potential breach of the Code of Conduct.”




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