Delyn Conservative MP Rob Roberts recommended to be suspended from Parliament after sexual harrasment of staff member

Delyn Conservative MP Rob Roberts recommended to be suspended from Parliament after sexual harrasment of staff member


Just sack him already.


> The complainant started working for the newly-elected Mr Roberts in early 2020, and said **the MP made his "first advance" ten days later**. The staffer, who wishes to remain anonymous, told BBC Wales they were alone in a car together on a constituency visit when Mr Roberts said: "**I find you very attractive and alluring and I need you to make attempts to be less alluring in the office because it's becoming very difficult for me**.” Christ


He's an absolute creep.


Cons + 3


Would this trigger a by election now?


Unfortunately because of a loophole probably not (and it's entirely possible that UK Labour don't feel confident enough in their ability to take Delyn in a by-election that they won't try and force the Tories to hold one).


Great ... shafted from both sides.


It is currently impossible (AFAIK) for Labour to force a by-election as a majority of the HoC would need to vote for a recall petition to be held, however if Welsh Labour think they could re-take Delyn UK Labour might well push for one. I think there should be a mechanism for constituents to call a by-election if an MP is absent for a significant amount of time (for whatever reason), because in that scenario the constituents are unrepresented and should have the right to actually be represented in Parliament. There was a Labour MP (I think the one who unseated Nick Clegg in Sheffield) who refused to sit in Parliament and also refused to call a by-election despite being kicked out of Labour and his lack of will to do his job. This is one of many things I think desperately needs reforming in Westminster (that I also think won't ever be reformed).


Why is it always the Tories?


Sexual misconduct is a prerequisite for getting on any ballot as a matter of party policy.


except Mike Hill and John Woodcock


Not welsh.


Jonathan Edwards?


Does this bloke really have much of a future in politics when the record of this misconduct will always follow him? He should resign and repent immediately.


This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-56757772) reduced by 94%. (I'm a bot) ***** > On Tuesday the panel said Mr Roberts should be suspended for six weeks for breaching Parliament's sexual misconduct policy. > "Commenting after the panel's findings, the former staff member said:"I am very relieved that the report published today has found that Rob Roberts committed a serious and malicious breach of policies in place to protect staff from sexual misconduct and I will welcome the recommendation by the panel that he be suspended from the service of the House [of Commons]. > Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts said the independent panel's report had highlighted the "Sort of behaviour generally recognised, both within Parliament and outside Parliament, as being unacceptable". ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/nl2f4r/rob_roberts_conservative_mp_told_staffer_to_be/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 2.02, ~579280 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **Roberts**^#1 **panel**^#2 **Party**^#3 **Parliament**^#4 **member**^#5