Geraint Davies MP

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Geraint Speaks Out Against “Endemic Cultural Problem” in Westminster

Geraint Davies MP this month spoke out against an “endemic cultural problem” in
Westminster, in light of a series of sexual harassment allegations against Members of
Parliament.


Speaking on Good Morning Wales, Geraint Davies stated, “The problem we have got is a sort of
endemic cultural problem that has built up over many years, it’s Parliament’s fault to a certain
extent. When I arrived 1997 the background was public school boys who arriving with a
hierarchical view of the world alongside a system where there was no career structure, no
human resources no appraisals no support for staff or even MPs. There needs to be a more
professional approach to people’s progress and a more transparent appraisals and a clarity
over what is reasonable. Some of these things are clearly unreasonable. There have been
advice notes sent out about behaviour and this sort of stuff, but it should be self-evident in
terns of common sense. There are institutional cultural problems which need to be shaken up
professionally.”

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