As Chair of the Privileges Committee, on Wednesday 22nd March I chaired an oral evidence session to hear from Boris Johnson MP as part of the Committee's inquiry into whether former Prime Minister misled Parliament when he said that there were no parties in No. 10 during lockdown and that no rules or guidance was broken. You can watch the evidence session here.
I was chosen by the House of Commons on 14th June 2022 to chair the Committee of Privileges, a parliamentary committee that investigates MPs' conduct in the House of Commons. The members of the Privileges Committee are four Conservatives, Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Alberto Costa MP, Andy Carter MP and Sir Charles Walker MP, one Scottish National Party, Allan Dorans MP, and myself and Yvonne Fovargue MP from the Labour Party. You can read more about the committee’s work here.