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Outspoken MPs face Twitter crackdown after record number of complaints about their behaviour

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A SLEAZE watchdog will crackdown on outspoken MPs making Twits of themselves on-line.

Major curbs on what politicians can talk about on social media can be examined to make sure the strict code of conduct is updated.

More than 1700 allegations of breaches of the MPs’ code of conduct have been obtained final 12 months

The probe can be carried out by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards after a record number of complaints final 12 months.

Kathryn Stone, who will lead the investigation wrote, stated: “This is an ever-growing issue that cannot be ignored”.

In her annual report, she added: “I have been surprised at the way some MPs express their views and opinions on social media.”

She stated the evaluation will take a look at MPs speaking with constituents and shut gaps on foyer guidelines, exterior employment and acceptance of advantages.

More than 1700 allegations of breaches of the code of conduct have been obtained final 12 months.

Thirty-two inquiries have been accomplished with 25 rectified and 6 being referred to the Standards Commissioner.

Ex-PM David Cameron famously stated that “too many twits make a tw*t” when requested why he wasn’t on the platform again in 2009.

Controversial tweets have included SNP chief Ian Blackford who was pressured to apologise after suggesting a photographer flouted COVID journey guidelines to take an image.

Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan was pressured to apologise after she tweeted saying Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi and his household obtained their COVID jab early – earlier than deleting the tweet and calling in “inappropriate and wrong”.

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