Disgraced MP Rob Roberts ‘struggling to hire new staff’
Disgraced MP Rob Roberts is “having difficulties hiring people”, it has been suggested.
The Delyn MP, who was banned from Parliament for six weeks for sexual misconduct, is advertising for a senior parliamentary assistant on the Work4MP website.
Spectator columnist Steerpike has pointed to and “exceptionally high salary being offered” of between £36,575 to £52,067, which “might hint at the difficulties Roberts is having in recruiting new staff”.
He said: “It seems though that few now want to work for the Delyn backbencher, amid talk in Westminster of a ‘staffing crisis’ in his office.”
Roberts, who is currently suspended from the Conservative Party, was banned from Parliament for sexual misconduct towards a male member of staff. He also texted a junior female employee with an offer to “fool around with no strings”.
A former employee of Rob Roberts told Steerpike: “It’s no wonder he is having difficulties hiring people – the more surprising thing is the fact that he’s still an MP.”