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What the Palace of Westminster has to say on the harassment scandal.

• A quarter (24%) MP staffers agree that sexual harassment is rife within the Palace of Westminster.

• Four in five (79%) staffers support a cross-party working group to consider how to strengthen protections for parliamentary staff, and to strengthen HR support for MPs.

• Following the current news stories, just under half (47%) of MPs staffers now feel more likely to report inappropriate behaviour as sexual harassment.

• 80% of MPs would support a cross-party working group to consider how to strengthen protections for parliamentary staff, and to strengthen HR support for MPs.

Date Published: 08/02/2018

Categories: Media | Opinion Formers | Politics | Professionals | Social | UK

Client: ITV News

Methodology

MPs: ComRes surveyed 150 MPs online and by paper survey between 14th November and 11th December 2017. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Staffers: ComRes surveyed 191 members of parliamentary staff working within the Palace of Westminster online between 10th November and 11th December 2017. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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