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Tim Yeo stands aside

South Suffolk Tory MP Tim Yeo announced he is to stand down as chairman of an influential Commons committee while he faces investigation into claims he used his position to help business clients.

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Tim Yeo formally steps down as committee chair

The South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo has stepped down as Chair of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee Credit: PA

South Suffolk Conservative MP Tim Yeo has formally stepped aside as chairman of an influential Commons committee while he faces investigation into claims that he used his position to help business clients.

Members on the Energy and Climate Change Committee unanimously accepted his offer to step down temporarily while the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner carries out his inquiry.

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