2023-01-24 17:42:35

Possible lobbying rules breach by Welsh Labour MP investigated

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Labour Pontypridd MP Alex Davies-Jones is under investigation for a possible breach of lobbying rules.

The Commons Standards Commissioner is investigating whether she broke the MPs' code of conduct with "paid advocacy" over a trip to Japan.

MPs receiving payments or benefits such as hospitality or gifts must not use their parliamentary position to benefit the organisation who gave it to them.

Ms Davies-Jones is understood to have referred herself to investigators.

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The MP, elected to Westminster in 2019 and shadow culture minister, is said to be cooperating fully with Commons Standards Commissioner Daniel Greenberg's investigation.

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