The Huffington Post UK report:

MPs had to call locksmiths to help them access their Parliamentary offices more than daily over the last year, the Huffington Post UK can reveal.

Following a Freedom of Information request, Parliamentary officials revealed that locksmiths had been called out to help with MPs’ offices 249 times and offices for their MPs’ staff 133 times over the period of October 2012 to October 2013.

Alongside this, MPs have admitted to security officials 64 times over the last year that they had lost their own Parliamentary security passes, or that they had been stolen

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.