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Eastwood refers Ian Paisley to Standards Commissioner

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has referred Ian Paisley MP to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner after allegations that holidays to the Maldives were part-financed by Maldivian Government Ministers.

Mr Eastwood said that the disgraced MP must clarify the allegations as a matter of urgency.

 

He said:

 

“Ian Paisley’s Maldives jetsetting has already disgraced his office and earned him a record suspension from Westminster. These new revelations further degrade his reputation and they degrade trust in politics.

 

“I have referred the matter again to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner for investigation. Ian Paisley should come forward now and clarify the circumstances of these holidays, who paid for them and on what basis. If he does not, then it is for Arlene Foster to take action and to do so quickly.”

Colum Eastwood MLA

Email
colum.eastwood@sdlp.ie
Tel
028 71350045

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