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Darren calls for new MP code of conduct

Darren Jones, the MP for Bristol North West, has backed calls for a new code of behavioural conduct in the House of Commons.

Darren said:

“I’ve joined with other MPs to sign a pledge for a new code of conduct for behaviour in the House of Commons. The code of conduct includes commitments to avoid language or behaviour that incites hate or encourages disrespect, reform debate as a way to build consensus and uphold a level of respect and professionalism.

Led by More United and Compassion in Politics the new code of conduct will – I hope – start to bridge the divides in parliament and raise the standards of debate in the House of Commons.

Earlier this week party leaders released a joint statement following a meeting with the Speaker to ‘weigh their words carefully’. The pledge also brings together MPs from all parties. More United and Compassion in Politics are working with MPs to have it adopted as a formal code of conduct across the House.

We must put the country first and find ways to work together on the most pressing challenges we face. I hope other MPs from across the parties will join me in making this pledge and raising the bar for debate in Parliament.

MPs must be held as equally accountable for our behaviour and conduct as people in workplaces up and down the country”.