Commons 'spy' helped boss of powerful Foreign Affairs Committee get elected
2023/09/10

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A suspected spy in the UK House of Commons assisted in the election of Alicia Kearns as the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The individual, who worked as a researcher for the China Research Group, was arrested in March by security officials on suspicion of passing classified information to Beijing. Both the suspect and another man were detained and bailed until October under the Official Secrets Act. Kearns, who sponsored the suspect for access to Parliament, is now facing criticism from colleagues, and security authorities are investigating the situation.

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