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  1. December 14, 2012

    Former MP Moran given supervision order

    Margaret Moran, the former Labour MP, has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order after she was found unfit to...

  2. May 31, 2011

    Former Tory peer jailed for £11,000 expenses fraud

    A former Tory peer has been jailed for 12 months for defrauding the parliamentary expenses system out of more than £11,000....

  1. May 26, 2011

    Peer convicted over expenses

    A former Conservative peer was on Thursday found guilty of fiddling his expenses, as David Chaytor, the former Labour MP,...

  2. May 20, 2011

    Ex-MP jailed for expenses fraud

    A former Labour minister was jailed for 16 months on Friday for dishonestly claiming more than £30,000 in expenses, becoming...

  3. November 10, 2010

    Court rules expenses MPs must face trial

    Three former Labour MPs fighting criminal charges relating to their expenses have lost a last-ditch attempt to avoid...

  4. September 14, 2010

    Supreme Court to hear expenses case

    Three former Labour MPs fighting criminal charges relating to their expenses are set to go to the Supreme Court – the...

  5. July 30, 2010

    Ex-MPs and peer lose expenses appeal

    Three former MPs and a peer fighting criminal charges relating to their expenses claims have lost their appeal against an...

  6. June 12, 2010

    Expenses MPs and peer to face trial

    Three former MPs and a peer fighting criminal charges relating to their expenses claims face trial before a jury after a...

  7. June 11, 2010

    Peer and MPs to face trial over expenses

    Three former MPs and a peer facing criminal charges relating to their expenses claims can stand trial before a jury after a...

  8. March 12, 2010

    MPs and peer plead innocence in court

    Three Labour MPs and a Conservative peer yesterday invoked the ancient right of parliamentary privilege as they pleaded...

  9. March 11, 2010

    MPs and peer plead innocence in court

    Elliot Morley, former environment minister, leaves City of Westminster magistrates’ court after the expenses fraud hearing...

  10. March 11, 2010

    Police ‘launch another MPs’ expenses probe’

    Police have begun an investigation into the expenses claims of Labour MP Harry Cohen, who was paid more than £70,000 in a...

  11. February 13, 2010

    How to dress under stress

    In the long-running drama that is the expenses scandal among British Members of Parliament, the supposed line-overstepping...

  12. February 9, 2010

    Labour bars three MPs over expenses

    Three Labour MPs facing criminal charges over alleged abuses of their allowances were suspended from the party yesterday -...

  13. February 8, 2010

    Labour suspends MPs in expenses row

    Three Labour MPs facing court cases over alleged abuses of their expenses were suspended by the party on Monday. The move...

  14. February 8, 2010

    Conservatives plan law change over expenses

    David Cameron will today promise to change the law to stop the "disgusting sight" of MPs using 17th century parliamentary...

  15. February 7, 2010

    Tories promise law change on MPs’ expenses

    David Cameron will on Monday promise to change the law to stop the “disgusting sight” of MPs using 17th century...

  16. February 6, 2010

    MPs to use ancient privilege defence

    Three Labour MPs and a Tory peer facing criminal charges over false expenses claims are to invoke ancient parliamentary...

  17. February 5, 2010

    Johnson denounces MPs over privilege

    UK home secretary Alan Johnson argued on Sunday that the Labour MPs and a Tory peer facing criminal charges over false...

  18. Westminster Blog

    February 4, 2010

    What about Morley, Chaytor and Devine?

    “Elliot Morley has no issues” “David Chaytor has no issues” “Jim Devine has no issues” ...

  19. December 23, 2009

    Political retirees usher in end of an era

    With less than five months to go before the general election, there is a sense of bewilderment and melancholy among many MPs...

  20. December 23, 2009

    Goodbye to Westminster

    Elliot Morley Labour MP for Scunthorpe; first elected in 1987 Age 57 Reason for leaving The Daily Telegraph reported he had...

  21. December 22, 2009

    Political retirees usher in end of an era

    With less than five months to go before the general election, there is a sense of bewilderment and melancholy among many MPs...

  22. Westminster Blog

    December 10, 2009

    Expenses claims: a rolling guide to Thursday's curiosities

    The MPs expense receipts released today were made after members knew that their claims would almost certainly be made...

  23. November 24, 2009

    CPS mulls expenses scandal charges

    Scotland Yard detectives investigating alleged abuses of parliamentary expenses have handed over case files on four...

  24. November 23, 2009

    Prosecutors look at expense case charges

    Scotland Yard detectives investigating alleged abuses of parliamentary expenses have handed over case files on four...

  25. June 20, 2009

    Police launch probe of MPs' and peers' claims

    Scotland Yard launched an investigation into the alleged misuse of expenses by a "small number" of MPs and peers yesterday....

  26. June 19, 2009

    Police launch probe of MPs’ claims

    Scotland Yard launched an investigation into the alleged misuse of expenses by a “small number” of MPs and peers on Friday....

  27. June 19, 2009

    Commons' news blackout under attack

    The long-awaited publication of the expenses claims of all 646 MPs was roundly criticised yesterday after key details were...

  28. June 18, 2009

    MPs’ expenses blackout under fire

    The long-awaited publication of the expense claims of all 646 MPs was roundly criticised on Thursday after key details were...

  29. Westminster Blog

    May 29, 2009

    Elliot Morley to become the 13th resignation?

    Julie Kirkbride’s resignation yesterday seems to have lowered the bar at which MPs are expected to step down (by the next...

  30. May 15, 2009

    'Bleak day' in Westminster for MPs and peers

    Political leaders rued a "bleak day" for democracy, as the expenses furore yesterday claimed the jobs of two MPs, and two...

  31. May 15, 2009

    Expenses scandal takes scalps from UK's two main political parties

    The credibility of British politicians plunged to a new low yesterday as allegations of "sleaze" brought down a former...

  32. May 14, 2009

    ‘Bleak day’ for politicians in Westminster

    Political leaders rued a “bleak day” for democracy, as the expenses furore on Thursday claimed the jobs of two MPs, and two...

  33. May 14, 2009

    MP claimed £16,000 for dead mortgage

    A former Labour minister was dragged into the Westminster expenses furore last night after it emerged that he had claimed...

  34. May 13, 2009

    MP claimed for non-existent mortgage

    A former Labour minister was dragged into the Westminster expenses furore on Wednesday night after it emerged that he had...

  35. Westminster Blog

    December 18, 2008

    Who will chair the new DECC committee?

    I’m on holiday this week but thought I’d pass on this rumour. Plenty of interest in Westminster in who will chair the new...

  36. November 24, 2008

    New push for cutting greenhouse gases

    Legislators from across the Americas on Monday called for a reduction in greenhouse gases produced by industrialised...

  37. October 27, 2008

    MPs reach climate bill deal on transport

    A compromise deal has been reached to include shipping and aviation in the climate change bill after ministers bowed to...

  38. Westminster Blog

    March 3, 2008

    What should we do with the energy windfall tax?

    Energy companies are coming under pressure to explain their high profits. One of the sticks the government can beat them...

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