Adonis Voted To Overturn Lord Lester Suspension

Lord Adonis is one of a number of peers who have been scolded by the Labour Women’s Network for voting to overturn the record breaking suspension recommended for Lib Dem Lord Lester over sexual harassment. The Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct initially recommended that Lord Lester be expelled altogether from the Lords, but this was then watered down by the Committee For Privileges And Conduct.

Their comprehensive report recommended that Lord Lester be suspended for three and a half years for sexual harassment and “corrupt inducement” to sexual relations. In the final vote he got off scot free. Each step of the way the establishment go on protecting their own..

Peers Rule to Not Suspend Lord Lester

Peers have voted 101 to 78 to block the suspension of Lord Lester for sexual harassment, going against the conduct watchdog’s recommendation of a record breaking suspension until 2022. They decided the inquiry was unfairly run. This is extraordinary. The privileged protecting their own…

Lib Dem Lord Lester Set For Record-Breaking Suspension For Sexual Harassment

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester is set for a record-breaking suspension from the House of Lords after Lords’ Privileges and Conduct Committee recommended that he be suspended for three and a half years until June 2022 for sexual harassment and “corrupt inducement” to sexual relations. It will be the longest Parliamentary suspension since the Second World War…

Lester was forced to resign as a Lib Dem spokesman after allegations that he had demanded sex from a female campaigner in return for help to pass legislation. The investigation upheld the complaint “on the basis of the strong and cogent evidence of the complainant and her witnesses.” The fact that it happened 10 years ago was not used as an excuse not to pursue the investigation…

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