POLL: Should Suella Braverman resign over speeding ticket row?
Suella Braverman addresses speeding fine controversy
Home Secretary Suella Braverman is facing calls to resign over claims she asked civil servants to help arrange a private speed awareness course for her after being caught speeding last summer.
The Conservative MP for Fareham has insisted that there was “confident that nothing untoward happened” in the handling of the offence and said she regrets breaking the speed limit.
She denied trying to “evade” punishment by asking civil servants to help arrange a private one-to-one driving awareness course. The row was first reported by The Sunday Times and a spokesman for Ms Braverman later said she regretted speeding and had accepted the points and paid the fine for the offence.
Some Tory MPs have called for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to order an investigation into Ms Braverman and urged for her to be sacked if found in breach of the ministerial rules.
Senior Tory MPs told The Independent that Ms Braverman had shown “constant poor judgement” and “a mistake too far”.
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The Prime Minister has spoken to both Ms Braverman and will consult with No 10 ethics adviser Sir Laurie Magnus on his return to the UK to gather “more information” before deciding upon launching an investigation.
A Downing Street spokesman said that Mr Sunak wants to make sure a “proper process” is followed.
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said that despite Ms Braverman’s actions being “inappropriate” he did not want to get “ahead of himself” and call for her resignation.
He added: “I think if she’s breached the ministerial code she should go … in the end it’s the ministerial code that matters.”
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