News special written by guest writer, barrister M. A. Muid Khan, on the resignation of Owen Paterson MP
This news special was written by guest writer M. A. Muid Khan, barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
Conservative MP Owen Paterson has resigned as an MP. 65-year-old Paterson, who had been an MP for 24 years, was last month (October) found by parliament's independent investigator to have broken lobbying rules while undertaking private sector work.
Paterson earned a total of £110,000 a year on top of his MP's salary by working as a paid consultant for clinical diagnostics company, Randox, as well as for meat distributor, Lynn's Country Foods. MPs are allowed to have these jobs. However, they are not allowed to use their influence in White...