UK parliament’s standards watchdog investigates opposition Labour leader

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LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer is being investigated by parliament’s standards commissioner over whether he broke the rules on registering his earnings and gifts.

Members of parliament are required to declare their external financial interests, such as fees or expenses paid for employment away from their role as a member of parliament, as well as gifts or hospitality they receive.

An update to the parliament website on Monday showed an investigation was opened into Starmer on June 8. It did not provide further details.

Labour did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

PHOTO: Keir Starmer (R). EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

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