As the recent investigations show, one in five of Westminster workers experience harassment. New laws and measurements are required to kick out the MPs who are guilty of sexual misbehaviors. A report commissioned by a cross-party group of MPs, called for a reform in Westminster since it is suffering from a huge amount of sexual harassment.
According to the report, MPs guilty of sexual harassment should be sacked. It also reported the terrible statistics which showed one in five people at Parliament have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior in the past year.
Andrea Leadsom, The leader of the House of Commons, said “this is a big day for parliament and our politics.” “The new independent procedure will demonstrate that we want to be the best parliament in the world when it comes to treating everyone who works here with dignity and respect. This is a major step in bringing about the culture change that Parliament needs,” Leadsom continued.
Georgina Kester, the presenter of the Members and Peers’ Staff Association (MAPSA) on the working group, also supported the report. “We look forward to staff being fully involved in the next stages of the rollout of the disciplinary processes, sanctions, training and support mechanisms,” she said.
“Labour welcomes the report as an important first step to putting procedures and safeguards in place to deal with bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in Westminster.” Said the Shadow Commons leader Valerie Vaz.
There was a flood of sexual offences in Parliament at the end of 2017. Multiple MPs were accused of sexual harassment. Many of them were under fire, but after a while they came back to their position which cause anger among the politicians.