NORTH Ayrshire and Arran MP Patricia Gibson has been cleared of sexual harassment following an investigation by a parliamentary panel.

Complaints against Ms Gibson and SNP colleague Patrick Grady under the new Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme were initially upheld by Westminster's Standards Commissioner.

However, that decision has now been overturned by the House of Commons Independent Expert Panel and a full report is expected to be published later today or tomorrow (Thursday).

The man who complained about Ms Gibson was also the young SNP staff member who was the target of an “unwanted sexual advance” from Mr Grady.

That complaint was upheld, with the Glasgow North MP given a two-day ban from the Commons.

Ms Gibson, 53, had been accused of making inappropriate comments to the male member of staff in a House of Commons bar in January 2020.

She always maintained her innocence, rejecting the claims as unfounded and “malicious allegations”.

READ MORE: Complaints of sexual harassment against North Ayrshire's MP upheld (from April 2022)