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No action for Shrewsbury MP over 'coffee date'

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption The Shrewsbury and Atcham MP always denied the allegations Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski has been told no action will be taken over claims he acted inappropriately towards a female researcher. He was referred to the Conservative’s internal disciplinary committee after media reports he tried to set up a date […]

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Upskirting row: MP's office targeted in 'pants protest'

Image copyright Nigel Nelson Image caption Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office on Monday morning Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an […]

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Jeremy Hunt: Increased taxation to fund NHS

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said there will be an “increased burden of taxation” to fund the NHS. The government announced a £20bn boost to the NHS but wasn’t clear how it would be funded. The health secretary told Today that the money will come through savings from EU contributions after Brexit, economic growth and […]

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Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been calls for changes to the benefits system for people with life-limiting health conditions Six political parties have signed a letter calling for a fairer definition of terminal illness to be applied in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process. The system requires people with a life expectancy […]