Conservative MP Woodworth allowed to use Commons cellphone in 2011 election campaign

A House of Commons interpretative manual backs up Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth’s claim he was allowed to use his Commons cellphone during the 2011 election—despite a separate House regulation that explicitly prohibits using Parliamentary services for re-election.

Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth, pictured in this file photo. Photograph courtesy of Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:47 PM

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