Caroline Nokes reveals experiencing around 50 incidents of inappropriate behaviour in Parliament
Why it matters
The revelation by a senior Tory MP sheds light on the ongoing issue of inappropriate behaviour in Parliament and highlights the need for a stronger code of conduct to address the problem.
What the papers say
The Independent describes the incidents shared by Caroline Nokes and highlights the 'horrific' situation in Westminster. The Telegraph provides further details on Nokes' experiences and her call for an explicit new code of conduct. The Mirror reports on a parliamentary worker's account of a 'predatory' culture in Westminster. BBC News covers the prevalence of inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct in the House of Commons as reported by staff members.
How we got here
The issue of inappropriate behaviour in Parliament has been a recurring problem, with several high-profile cases in recent years. The revelations by Caroline Nokes and parliamentary staff members highlight the need for cultural change and a more robust complaints process.
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