PM Theresa May urged to bring in radical new rules that will boot out sex pest MPs for good

THERESA May is being urged to bring in new rules that will boot out sex pest MPs for good.

Labour backbencher Jess Phillips is spearheading a push for a mechanism that would let Parliament axe MPs found guilty of sexual harassment.

She said it defied belief that MPs can escape with “suspension” by their party, meaning they can still vote in the Commons.

Ms Phillips told the Sun: “Where a Member of Parliament is convicted of a sexual crime and in cases of sexual harassment, Parliament must be able to dismiss a Member.”

The blast comes amid fury among female MPs at the slow response by Government and Labour to Westminster sleaze.

MPs say Mrs May and Jeremy Corbyn only want to kill the story rather than get to grips with the problem.

Commons Leader Andrew Leadsom infuriated Tory and Labour backbenchers a week ago by promising a new independent, grievance procedure would be set up in Westminster for victims – but refusing to say when.

She would only say a timetable for action should be ready “before Christmas”.

Labour suspended former minister Ivan Lewis on Thursday and fellow MP Kelvin Hopkins at the beginning of November.

David Prescott, Lord Prescott’s son, was back in Mr Corbyn’s office this week days after a suspension over sex pest claims.

Cabinet Office probes continue into Deputy PM Damian Green and Trade Minister Mark Garnier.

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