Jeremy Corbyn is under investigation by a parliamentary watchdog following allegations he did not properly declare financial support given to him for legal disputes over anti-Semitism.
The former Labour leader is under scrutiny over the “registration of an interest under the Guide to the Rules” by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The probe comes after Labour MP Neil Coyle wrote to the commissioner regarding financial and in-kind support for Mr Corbyn’s legal wrangles.
A vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Coyle MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark said he believed his former boss may have broken the code of conduct for MPs over declaring the support. He claimed that the former leader had “received financial support for legal cases involving him in various disputes, principally surrounding anti-Semitism,” – but that he said had not been properly declared.
At the time Mr Corbyn said:
“I will be liaising with the commissioner in response to Neil Coyle’s correspondence.”
The former Labour leader had the Labour whip withdrawn in October 2020 following his response to an Equality and Human Rights Commission report into the party’s anti-Semitism allegations. He now sits as an independent MP.