Jo Swinson calls for Chief Whip to resign if he is blocking proxy voting

Conservative Chief Whip Julian Smith must resign if he is privately blocking proposals to allow MPs on maternity leave to vote by proxy, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson has said.

The Times reported that Mr Smith was trying to “obstruct” a change in the voting system as he attempts to win support in the Commons for Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Last summer he ordered Tory Party chairman Brandon Lewis to break a pairing agreement with Ms Swinson...
source: The Northern Echo

2019-01-21 14:59
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