Labour MP Liam Byrne has been handed a two-day suspension by the Commons’ Independent Expert Panel for bullying a member of his constituency staff:
The sub-panel concluded that Mr Byrne should make a written apology to the complainant and undertake training and other actions to address the causes of his behaviour and the weaknesses in the management of his office. However, this was not sufficient sanction to address the seriousness of this case. They therefore also recommended that he be suspended from the service of the House for two sitting days. Mr Byrne has accepted the sub-panel’s decision.
This is hardly surprising for someone who’s been notoriously difficult to work for ever since he was a minister. Thanfully any further staff can avoid Byrne’s wrath by following the simple instructions below:
Did his member of constituency office staff accidentally bring him a latte?