BARNSLEY’S only Conservative MP Miriam Cates has vowed to support her constituents after it was revealed she was under investigation by a Parliamentary watchdog.

Ms Cates, who represents the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency, is the subject of the investigation for ‘actions causing significant damage to the reputation of the house as a whole, or of its members generally’.

She has been vocal on her views on topics such as the Rwanda Bill and trans people in recent weeks.

Despite this, she has said she will continue to stand up for her constituents.

“In Westminster I’ve worked on tougher laws to keep children safe online, and campaigned to cut levels of immigration and protect single-sex spaces for women.

“And as this new year starts, I’ll carry on pushing for the things that I know matter most - lowering taxes for families and businesses, reducing levels of immigration, levelling up our local transport infrastructure, investing in skills and manufacturing, and prioritising our children and young people.

“I’ll keep standing up for local people’s priorities here in the constituency and in Parliament.

“Together I hope we can look forward to a healthy and prosperous 2024.”

Investigations by the commissioner, Daniel Greenberg, are kept confidential until the inquiry is concluded.