John Bercow suspended by Labour after report brands him ‘serial bully’
The Independent says Former Commons speaker John Bercow has been suspended from the Labour Party after a highly critical independent inquiry branded him a “serial bully”.
The former Tory MP, who left the Commons in 2019, announced last year that he had joined Sir Keir Starmer’s party, labelling the Conservatives “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”.
But The Independent understands Mr Bercow’s membership has now been suspended – pending the outcome of an internal Labour investigation – after a damning inquiry by parliament’s Independent Expert Panel (IEP) into bullying claims.
Published on Tuesday, the 89-page report upheld 21 allegations against Mr Bercow from three complainants, and concluded that his behaviour “had no place in any workplace”.
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