Patrick Grady guilty: SNP MP made unwanted advances on 19-year-old | Politics | News

The Glasgow North representative was found to have unwelcome sexual advances with a 19-year-old party employee.

The panel of independent experts, which investigates allegations of sexual misconduct in parliament, has recommended that Grady be suspended from the House of Commons for two days, make a public apology in the House of Commons and also separately apologize to the victim.

The panel of independent experts concluded: “Unwanted physical touching, with sexual intentions, from a senior MP to a junior staff member, even on a single occasion, is a significant policy violation.

“It should be marked by a period of suspension from the House.

“However, for all the reasons we have set out, in this case it should be short, and will be slightly shorter than it would have been due to the complainant’s breaches of confidentiality.

“We are of the opinion that the accused should be suspended from the House of Representatives for two days of session, and that neither day should be a Friday.

In addition, the defendant must offer a full and unconditional apology to the Chamber via a personal statement.

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