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# neil parish
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
# Britain
British MP Neil Parish formally resigns after admitting watching pornography in parliament
The Treasury said it had accepted the Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton’s resignation.
# jamie wallis
Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'
MP Jamie Wallis has opened up about his transgender experience in a tell-all interview.
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# Tories
Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says
Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women.
# Belfast South
New SDLP MP writes letter to Commons speaker protesting against oath of allegiance to the Queen
“My primary allegiance is to the people of South Belfast, in all their diversity,” Claire Hanna wrote to the House Speaker today.
Junior minister in charge of Brexit no-deal planning resigns over Article 50 delays
Chris Heaton-Harris said that he believes that parliament should have honoured the 2016 referendum result.
# GARETH Johnson
Government whip resigns over the backstop on the eve of the Brexit vote
“I cannot, in all good conscience, support a deal that would be detrimental to our nation’s interests,” the MP said.
# On the Record
An Australian politician proposed during a same-sex marriage debate and it was a lovely moment
“This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship.”
# football politics
World Cup 'dream' over for Scottish MP who missed debate to officiate in Champions League
Douglas Ross has been heavily criticsed after missing a welfare policy vote to run the line at the Nou Camp.
# Daily Telegraph
Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article
The Daily Telegraph claimed Paisley did not declare gifts received from a foreign government.
# Bernard Carter-Kenny
‘The best of our country’: Pensioner who tried to save Jo Cox from neo-Nazi killer dies
Bernard Carter-Kenny was awarded a George Medal for bravery for trying to save Cox.
# racially offensive
Conservative MP apologises 'unreservedly' for using n-word in Brexit discussion
Anne Marie Morris made the comments today while speaking on a eurosceptic panel in London.
# The Troubles
British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles
The former colonel, who is now a Conservative MP, completed seven tours of the North.
# House Of Commons
'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14
A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.
# anti-semitic
Man who wrote 'hate-filled' articles about MP found guilty of racially-aggravated harassment
One of them was called The Legacy of Operation Filthy Jew B***h.
# Old Bailey
Far-right extremist Thomas Mair will die in jail after he's handed life sentence for Jo Cox murder
The MP was murdered a week before Britain’s EU referendum.
# don't be like me
MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident
Gordon Henderson said he could have died in the incident.
"Jo would ask us not to fight with hate, but draw together": Funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox draws thousands
The MP for Batley and Spen, a prominent anti-Brexit campaigner, was shot dead while leaving a constituency clinic last month.
# England
'We are devastated': Flowers laid at tearful vigil for murdered MP Jo Cox
The Labour MP died after being shot twice and stabbed outside a library near Leeds yesterday.
# Heartbreak
Husband of murdered MP: 'We will fight against the hate that killed Jo'
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it everyday of her life with an energy and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.”
Watch this Labour MP get kicked out of parliament for calling David Cameron 'dodgy Dave'
Dennis Skinner refused to withdraw the remark.
# that old thing?
The €1.4 million painting being used as a noticeboard
The painting was once used to raise money for Nelson Mandela’s legal fees.
# Expenses
A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey
Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.
# Life Expectancy
Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die
The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.
# Candidate
Potential MP describes how she survived after her mother went to jail for killing her partner
Naz Shah wrote an open letter this week, detailing her family’s experience with abandonment, abuse and even murder.
# hello kitty world
UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him
He blames his five-year-old daughter for the gaffe. A LIKELY STORY.
# House Of Commons
MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting
And there will be an investigation – but not against Nigel Mills.
# mark pritchard
Tory MP arrested over rape claim
48-year-old Mark Pritchard has been a Conservative MP since 2005.
# can cola coalyer
Now the 'curry my yoghurt' MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont...
… but only for today, and he wasn’t there.
# Westminster
Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it
Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.
# Pants Down
Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament
Brooks Newmark sent an explicit photo of himself online to a male freelance reporter posing as a young female party activist.
# ed's balls-up
He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority
It’s one of the “perils” of speaking directly, instead of reading the precise text of a long party conference address, the Labour leader insisted.
# Beating
Man charged over "religiously aggravated" attack on MP Galloway
The Respect Party MP for Bradford West suffered bruising to the face and possibly a broken rib in the attack.
# cheap frills
O’Leary says sorry for “making love to the Queen” joke
“It’s always hard to judge the room”. He told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.
# Google
Google exec grilled in UK over 'devious' use of Ireland to reduce tax
MPs suggested that more sales activities are taking place in the UK than the company is willing to admit to.
# Arrest
British MP arrested again after late-night incident at House of Commons bar
Eric Joyce, who previously admitted headbutting a Tory MP in a House of Commons bar last year, was arrested last night after an incident at a parliamentary bar.
# Derry
MP condemns those who "want Derry to be a theatre for destruction"
Police in Northern Ireland found a suspicious object after intercepting a van in Derry last night.
# Resignation
Martin McGuinness resigns as MP
McGuinness said his move follows his party’s plans to phase out double-jobbing.
# Suffragettes
Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.