Vote on exclusion of MPs overdue victory for workers on the parliamentary estate

13 May 2024

MPs have voted to allow the exclusion of MPs from Parliament if they are arrested for violent or sexual misbehaviour.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said:

“This is an important and overdue victory for common sense and those working on the parliamentary estate.

“We have campaigned tirelessly for any MPs arrested for sexual or violent offences to be excluded from the estate at the point of arrest. These proposals must now be implemented as soon as possible.

“This should represent the end of MPs arrested for sexual or violent offences – and those sharing a workplace with them – receiving different treatment from everyone else in the country. Thank you to all who have fought to deliver this change, and to the MPs who voted for it.”