Petition aims to oust MP who failed to register hospitality from Sri Lankan government

The Democratic Unionist party MP Ian Paisley is facing the first parliamentary recall petition since legislation was introduced to allow voters to oust misbehaving politicians.

Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons for 30 days after acting as a “paid advocate” for Sri Lanka and lobbying on its behalf, while failing to register that the country’s government had paid for his family to go on holiday twice.

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