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Crooked MP expelled from ICE

6 Jul 11 The Institution of Civil Engineers has expelled Elliot Morley, the former Scunthorpe MP jailed for fiddling his expenses.

Elliot Morley
Elliot Morley

Mr Morley was elected by the ICE Council to the Roll of Honorary Fellows in 2004.

After initially denying charges of false accounting, Mr Morley finally admitted that he had dishonestly claiming more than £30,000 in bogus mortgage payments. In May this year he was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment.

On 4 July 2011, ICE’s disciplinary board considered the case of improper conduct against him. The case brought against Mr Morley by the ICE professional conduct panel was that by committing offences of false accounting in connection with his responsibilities as a member of parliament, Mr Morley had a case of improper conduct to answer.

The disciplinary board found him guilty of improper conduct in that he had breached by-laws 35 and 36 and rule 1 of the rules of professional conduct, which require all members “to uphold the dignity, standing and reputation of the Institution”. 

Under the powers conferred on it by by-law 40, the disciplinary board ordered that Mr Morley should be expelled and that the fact and particulars of the order against him and the details of the improper conduct of which he had been found guilty should be posted in the Institution and published.

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