Parliamentary cleaners complain about having to clear up used condoms and sick as partying MPs are blasted for behaving like freshers
- Cleaners have complained about the disgusting mess left by MPs and their aides
- Comes after the ‘sexminster’ harassment scandal rocked the House of Commons
- MPs and their staff could be hit with new stricter rules after flurry of complaints
Cleaners in the House of Commons have complained that they are having to clear up the used condoms and vomit left over by partying MPs and their aides.
Politicians have been blasted for behaving like university freshers and are reportedly set to get a formal warning over their behaviour by the parliamentary authorities.
It comes just months after Parliament was hit by the ‘Sexminster’ scandal which saw a string of MPs accused of sexual harassment or assault.
The scandal raised major questions about the conduct of politicians and saw two Cabinet minsters, Damian Green and Sir Michael Fallon, resign in the fall-out.
The Commons authorities are considering introducing a new scheme to force MPs and their staff to adhere to a stricter code about how they behave.
If they fail to obey by the new rules then they could be hit with sanctions, according to the report in The Sunday Times.
Cleaners in the House of Commons (pictured) have complained that they are having to clear up the used condoms and vomit left over by partying MPs and their aides
A source told the newspaper: ‘It’s the type of behaviour you would expect from students enjoying freshers’ week, not MPs and their staff.
‘But cleaners are being confronted with vomit and used condoms in offices used by MPs and their staff.
‘The cleaners are not there to clear up after their debauchery and this is not an appropriate use of office space.’
Theresa May and the leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom both vowed to crack down on inappropriate behaviour in Parliament in the wake of the scandal.
And under the shake-up on of Parliament’s most notorious bars, the Sports and Social, was closed down, given a make-over and handed to new management.
A House of Commons spokesperson said: ‘The House of Commons provides offices to MPs and their staff to enable them to carry out their Parliamentary duties.
‘Any use of such facilities must be in support of those duties, as specified in the Members’ Handbook and Code of Conduct.
‘Any reported misuse of facilities will be taken seriously and investigated.’
Today’s fresh complaints come as new details of the probe into Tory MP Andrew Griffiths for sending seedy texts to two barmaids emerged.
MP Andrew Griffiths is facing a probe by Parliament’s watchdog after sending 2,000 seedy sex texts to two barmaids
He sent sent reams of explicit texts to Imogen Treharne, 28, and a fellow barmaid – detailing sick fantasies, paying them for racy images and asking one to beat the other.
They were sent just weeks after his wife Kate, 47, gave birth to their long-awaited first child.
The 47-year-old was initially investigated for allegedly putting his hand on local councillor, Deneice Florence-Jukes’ knee and clutching her waist at a fundraising ball.
She said on the lewd texts: ‘I trust if he does indeed apply for re-selection, he fully commits to the Nolan Principles by being honest, transparent and accountable to us the public by disclosing the content of messages sent to the two young female constituents.
‘Then let the people of Burton and Uttoxeter, the Conservative Association and the Conservative Party decide if he is morally fit to be in public office.’
The MP was also accused of bullying Mrs Florence-Jukes and other local politicians from his own party, but was cleared following an investigation.
Mr Griffiths has been contacted for comment.