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Business minister 'right to wait' for police over rape claim [Video]

Business minister 'right to wait' for police over rape claim

Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi says it is right to wait for the police to conclude their investigations before the Chief Whip makes a decision on whether to suspend the MP who has been arrested over..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:32Published
Chief Whip defends stance on MP rape arrest [Video]

Chief Whip defends stance on MP rape arrest

Chief Whip Mark Spencer has defended his decision not to suspend the whip from a Conservative MP arrested on rape allegations, insisting the decision will be reviewed once the police investigation..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

'MLAs moving to Jaisalmer as they wanted to change hotel': Rajasthan Minister [Video]

'MLAs moving to Jaisalmer as they wanted to change hotel': Rajasthan Minister

Congress MLAs supporting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, left for Jaisalmer from Jaipur amid the political crisis in the state. "Our MLAs is going Jaisalmer because they wanted to change it, and..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:39Published
'Working on party supremo directions': Rajasthan BSP chief on whip to MLAs to vote against Congress in floor test [Video]

'Working on party supremo directions': Rajasthan BSP chief on whip to MLAs to vote against Congress in floor test

While speaking to ANI in Jaipur on July 27, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president of Rajasthan, Bhagwan Singh Baba spoke on party's whip to all its six MLAs in the state. He said, "The six MLAs had..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published

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Tories criticised for not taking sexual misconduct claims seriously

Allegations of rape against an MP are a matter for police, says chief whip Mark Spencer
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Chief Whip defends actions over rape-accused Tory MP

Tory Chief Whip Mark Spencer has insisted that rape allegations against a senior MP are being taken “very seriously” as the party came under pressure for not acting.
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Conservative Party under increasing pressure to suspend MP accused of rape

Party's chief whip had conversation with alleged victim on 1 April – four months ago
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Tory chief whip 'was told about MP's behaviour'

The MP, who was accused of rape, is on bail until mid-August.
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My message for domestic abuse victims | Jane Hutt AM

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Deputy minister and chief whip Jane Hutt has written this piece for the people suffering behind closed doors in Wales
Wales Online - Published

Emergency measures to cut number of MPs allowed into Commons chamber, after Westminster named as 'coronavirus hotspot'

Tory chief whip tells MPs to stay away from chamber unless mentioned on parliament's order paper
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SNP chief whip at Holyrood offered vote in Labour leadership ballot

Labour bosses have been urged to take “urgent measures” after the SNP chief whip at Holyrood was handed a vote in the party’s leadership elections.
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NHS: Mark Drakeford rejects call to sack protest minister

The first minister backs Labour chief whip who opposed a hospital ward closure in her constituency.
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Labour leadership: Edinburgh MP Ian Murray secures deputy nomination

Mr Murray received 29 nominations from MPs and MEPs including the party's chief whip Nick Brown.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Will Conservative vote surge see Mark Harper top 30,000 votes in Forest of Dean General Election?

Exit polls suggest big win as former Tory chief whip on course to retain his seat
Gloucestershire Echo - Published Also reported by •Gloucester CitizenStroud Life

Unite to Remain alliance: Green Party apologises for claims about Lib Dem chief whip

unite to remain alliance: green party apologises for claims about lib dem chief whip
The party claimed the chief whip had travelled to Somerset for emergency meetings
Frome Standard - Published Also reported by •Blackmore ValeWestern Daily PressShepton Mallet JournalWells JournalWestern GazetteSomerset GuardianCheddar Valley GazetteCentral Somerset Gazette

Brexit: PM needs DUP votes to pass legislation, says Donaldson

DUP chief whip Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says the government must sit down and talk with his party.
BBC News - Published

Mark Harper MP mistakenly said to have joined Boris Johnson to see Queen over unlawful Parliament prorogation

The world heard the President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, name Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper as the Chief Whip who accompanied Boris Johnson and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg to..
Stroud Life - Published Also reported by •Gloucestershire EchoGloucester Citizen

Conservatives who voted against UK government will be expelled from party: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief whip, or parliamentary enforcer, is speaking to Conservative lawmakers who voted in favor of a move to try to stop a no-deal Brexit and they will be..
Reuters - Published

Chief whip Mark Spencer's Twitter account in cat picture 'hack'

BBC Local News: Nottingham -- The Conservative MP for Sherwood an a-purr-logy after a message was apparently sent from his account.
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'It's going to be bumpy' - Sherwood MP Mark Spencer on his toughest role yet as Boris Johnson's chief whip

'it's going to be bumpy' - sherwood mp mark spencer on his toughest role yet as boris johnson's chief whip
He said he will be back in Sherwood to see his family and constituents at weekends
Nottingham Post - Published

Julian Smith - who is Northern Ireland's new secretary of state?

Meet the Remain-supporting ex-chief whip who must now help find a way through NI's political deadlock.
BBC News - Published

Former Tory chief whip Julian Smith replaces Karen Bradley as NI Secretary

Former Conservative chief whip Julian Smith has been named as the new Northern Ireland Secretary.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Gavin Williamson announced as Education Secretary

The former Defence Secretary and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson has been announced as Education Secretary in Boris Johnson’s new cabinet, replacing Damian Hinds. Hinds had been in the position since..
PinkNews - Published

Boris Johnson appoints Sherwood MP Mark Spencer as chief whip

boris johnson appoints sherwood mp mark spencer as chief whip
A number of sources have reported the news
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Tom Watson condemns 'mob justice' after expulsion of Labour peer who criticised Corbyn over antisemitism

Former chief whip Hilary Armstrong sacked by local party after warning Mr Corbyn was 'failing the test of leadership'
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Roger Godsiff MP reported to chief whip over backing Anderton Park Primary School protesters

roger godsiff mp reported to chief whip over backing anderton park primary school protesters
Weeks of megaphone-led protests at the Birmingham school saw the council successfully apply for a High Court interim injunction
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