A complaint of sexual misconduct against an SNP MP has been rejected following a “flawed” probe into the claims. An allegation that Patricia Gibson stroked a male staffer and asked him to “come home and s**** me” was overturned following an appeal.
As first revealed by the Daily Record, the North Ayrshire and Arran MP was accused of misconduct in Westminster’s Stranger’s Bar in 2020. READ MORE:SNP staff member called sex pest Patrick Grady's victim 'fantasist' with drink problem during probeA formal complaint was made to Westminster authorities last year but the MP vehemently denied the claims.Gibson, a SNP front bencher, was accused of subjecting the man to unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature when she was drunk, including stroking his arm and back through his clothes.
Following a probe by an independent investigator, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards agreed that a single allegation should be upheld.
The Commissioner concluded: “I am satisfied that [the respondent] propositioned the complainant on more than one occasion and that this was conduct of a sexual nature.“In light of the propositioning, I am also satisfied that the touching which occurred in the bar was also of a sexual nature.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk