Tuesday 22 November 2022 04:26 PM Owen Paterson launches ECHR case over Commons standards process trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 04:26 PM Owen Paterson launches ECHR case over Commons standards process trends now
Tuesday 22 November 2022 04:26 PM Owen Paterson launches ECHR case over Commons standards process trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 04:26 PM Owen Paterson launches ECHR case over Commons standards process trends now

Ex-Cabinet minister Owen Paterson launches European Court of Human Rights battle over Commons standards probe into lobbying that ended his career Owen Paterson has complained to the ECHR over Commons standards process Former Cabinet minister resigned as an MP as he faced suspension for lobbying He is arguing that the process of investigation was 'not fair in basic respects'

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Former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson has launched a legal battle against the Commons standards process that ended his career over lobbying claims.

Mr Paterson has brought a case at the European Court of Human Rights arguing that his right to a private life was violated.

Boris Johnson and senior Tories initially tried to defend Mr Paterson from the sleaze watchdog's conclusions last year, before bowing to a backlash and triggering his resignation as an MP. 

A release from the ECHR - which is not connected to the EU - said Mr Paterson was complaining that the finding he had breached the Code of Conduct 'damaged his good reputation'.

He also insists that 'the process by which the allegations against him were investigated and considered was not fair in many basic respects'. The case is

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