VOTE IN PARLIAMENT TODAY WILL POTENTIALLY PAVE THE WAY FOR ANOTHER BY-ELECTION Sunak could face major headache of losing another seat
Members of Parliament are expected to vote on the suspension of former minister Peter Bone later today.
The Independent Expert Panel (IEP) recommended that Mr Bone be suspended for six weeks after he was found to have “committed many varied acts of bullying and one act of sexual misconduct” against a member of his staff in 2012 and 2013.
If the suspension is approved by MPs, it could lead to Mr Bone facing a recall petition that would pave the way for another possible by-election.
It is understood the vote will take place after PMQs.
Mr Bone, who has had the Tory whip removed, has said the allegations are “false and untrue” and “without foundation” and has vowed to continue representing his constituents. The complaints against Mr Bone include four allegations of bullying.
Any by-election would see Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives battling to keep the Wellingborough seat Mr Bone has held since 2005.