Politicians who “behave with courtesy” could win £3,000 for a charity of their choice under a new prize scheme aimed at encouraging better manners.

The announcement of the Civility in Politics awards comes at the end of a week of heated, sometimes personal, debate at Westminster.

One of the organisers, Labour’s Lord Stewart, said it would “shine a light” on more pleasant behaviour.

He also called for a reduction in “divisions and bitterness”.

On Friday, former Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd accused Downing Street of using language that “does incite violence”.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “deplores” any threats to politicians

His adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Thursday that Parliament’s failure to complete Brexit meant it was “not surprising” that people were angry with MPs.

Announcing the new award,

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