MPs vote against Hunt inquiry

Conservative MPs have defeated the Labour motion that the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code by 38 votes. The Liberal Democrat leadership had asked its MPs to abstain from the vote.

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  1. Chris Ship

Clegg's Leveson appearance at odds with Hunt abstention

The words that Nick Clegg gave to the Leveson Inquiry this morning put him a little bit at odds with the actions he's taking at Westminster this afternoon - he's ordered his MPs not to support Jeremy Hunt.

Clegg emerged relatively unscathed from his from his Leveson appearance.

He did say this: Hunt "gave a full, good and convincing account" of his handling of the BSkyB bid - and it's that particular comment that appears to contrast with his instructions to the Liberal Democrats.

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