Labour MP's

A MARRIED Labour MP who is a friend of Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted breaking the parliamentary Code of Conduct by having a “tryst” in his parliamentary office on Remembrance Day Edinburgh South MP Nigel Griffiths said he was “ashamed” that his behaviour had “fallen below acceptable standards”' after the News of the World revealed details of his private life.

Graham Dines

A MARRIED Labour MP who is a friend of Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted breaking the parliamentary Code of Conduct by having a “tryst” in his parliamentary office on Remembrance Day Edinburgh South MP Nigel Griffiths said he was “ashamed” that his behaviour had “fallen below acceptable standards”' after the News of the World revealed details of his private life.

Mr Griffiths, who has been married to his wife Sally for 30 years, issued a statement today: “I am, of course, ashamed that my conduct did fall below acceptable standards. I have little recollection of the evening but that does not make it right.”

Members of Parliament must follow the Code of Conduct which states: “Members shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner which will tend to maintain and strengthen the public's trust and confidence in the integrity of Parliament and never undertake any action which would bring the House of Commons, or its Members generally, into disrepute.”