Lord Truscott suspended from House of Lords

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire at the centre of the 'cash-for-amendments' affair has this afternoon (Wednesday) been suspended from the House of Lords. Peter Truscott, along with Lord Taylor of Blackburn, has been excluded for six months, until

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire at the centre of the "cash-for-amendments" affair has this afternoon (Wednesday) been suspended from the House of Lords.

Peter Truscott, along with Lord Taylor of Blackburn, has been excluded for six months, until the end of the current parliamentary session.

They are the first peers to be barred from the House of Lords in more than 350 years.

Both men were found guilty earlier this month by the Lords Committee of Privileges for offering to try to change the law in return for money.


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Lord Truscott had denied the allegations made by The Sunday Times

The 49-year-old, who used to live in Welwyn, represented the county in the European Parliament from 1994 to 1999.

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