Bullying and Harassment of MPS’ Parliamentary Staff

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:12 pm on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 4:12 pm, 17th July 2019

I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, and I pay tribute to the brilliant speech he is making. I recognise much of what he is saying from my experience in my own party. The Liberal Democrats have been through an incredibly painful process of coming to our own independent complaints procedure, which enables many of the issues he is raising to come to the fore. Most importantly, it was co-created by activists and, in particular, young women in the party who felt that the current processes were not working. I believe that the procedure is now much more robust. It is by no means done, and he is right that the buck stops with MPs and that we have to lead from within our parties. I commend him for his words.