How we revealed the true scale of MPs’ second jobs - Uncovered podcast

Reporter Ethan Shone talks about NationalWorld’s ‘Part Time Parliament’ investigation into MPs’ second jobs on this episode of Uncovered

National World has launched Uncovered, a new podcast series that goes behind the headlines to give you an in-depth look at the stories that matter.

On this episode Kelly Crichton is joined by Ethan Shone, Investigative Reporter with NationalWorld, to talk about his work in revealing the full extent of MPs’ commitments outside of Parliament during the pandemic.

Ethan has looked at the Register of Members’ Financial Interests dating back to the start of 2020.

The findings are being published on NationalWorld this week in our Part Time Parliament series, and establish that collectively, parliamentarians have received payments of approximately £10million between January 2020 and August 2021 from work outside their role as MP during this time.

On this episode of Uncovered, find out what kinds of jobs MPs are doing, how much they’re earning for it and how much of their time is being taken up with work outside of parliament.

Each episode of Uncovered will reveal the journalistic work that goes into the NationalWorld team’s investigations, and highlight some important stories that have gone uncovered in the wider media.

You can listen to the podcast in full below, and subscribe on any platform, including Apple and Spotify.


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