Labour calls for probe after Tory MP accused of using office for second job

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Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Cox allegedly used his Westminster office to participate remotely to advise the British Virgin Islands in a corruption probe launched by the Foreign Office

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Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Cox could face a probe by the Commons standards tsar over claims he “broke the rules” by using his parliamentary office for his second job offering legal advice.

The Times reported that the former attorney general, who has faced criticism over his outside earnings, used his Westminster office to participate remotely to advise the British Virgin Islands in a corruption probe launched by the Foreign Office.

Conservative MP and QC Sir Geoffrey has earned hundreds of thousands of pounds for his work with the islands, while allegations have surfaced that he was based in the Caribbean earlier this year while using lockdown proxy…

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