Parliament has a new sleaze buster to tackle corruption among MPs

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Westminster 's latest sleaze buster was named today.

Chief Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales, Kathryn Stone, was unveiled as the new Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

She will be tasked with rooting out corruption and ensuring MPs follow strict rules on outside jobs and other interests.

Current Commissioner Kathryn Hudson steps down at the end of the year.

Ms Stone said: “I have very much enjoyed my work with the Legal Ombudsman with our staff and service providers and I am looking forward to my new role in the House of Commons .”

Current Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Hudson steps down at the end of the year
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Her background is in the public sector – she started nearly 40 years ago looking after children with special needs before becoming a qualified child protection social worker and mental health expert, leading to watchdog roles as Head of Inspection of care services.

She spent 11 years as chief executive of charity Voice UK, representing people with learning disabilities who had been victims of abuse and crime and was later appointed Commissioner for the Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland, where she was the voice for all victims of the Troubles.

Ms Stone then took up a role as a Commissioner for the Independent Police Complaints Commission , responsible for seven police forces in the Midlands and North before taking up her current role.

From The Mirror