Politics

How many foreign trips has your MP accepted?

Members of Parliament have benefitted from more than £2m worth of free overseas trips in the last two years. More than half were paid for by foreign governments and Saudi Arabia spent more than any other, BBC analysis of Parliament’s expenses register reveals. A total of 810 visits were recorded by 340 MPs in the […]

Politics

John Bercow ‘to quit as Speaker next summer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaker: Commons needs new body to investigate bullying John Bercow has told friends he intends to stand down as Commons Speaker next summer, the BBC understands. His departure, in June or July, would coincide with his tenth year in office. The news comes after a damning report […]