Standards Commissioner 'to consider Mercer case'

A spokeswoman for the Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson, has said she "would consider the case for investigating Tory MP Patrick Mercer within a working week".

Mercer today announced he was resigning the party whip amid media reports that he broke Parliamentary rules while lobbying for Fiji.


Tory MP 'offered pass for cash'

Tory MP Patrick Mercer has been accused of breaking Parliamentary rules by tabling parliamentary questions for a fake lobby firm and offering a Commons pass in return for cash. Mercer said he was taking legal advice and will step down in 2015.