John Lyon, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, has confirmed that the Conservative Party Chairman will now be investigated for her employment of her nanny ten years ago, when she first became an MP. Mr Lyon had originally said that it would be exceptional to carry out an inquiry into a case more than seven years old. CCHQ is understood to have wanted an inquiry, however, to clear the air – one way or the other. ConservativeHome still expects Mrs Spelman to be exonerated.
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