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Harriet Harman - Deputy Labour Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - has told ITV News that today's Commons vote against a proposed inquiry into the actions of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disappointing'.
Press Association analysis of the division lists showed that none of the 57 Liberal Democrat MPs voted on the issue of an inquiry into whether the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code.
Louise Mensch was one of 15 Conservative MPs who missed the vote on Jeremy Hunt. She was welcoming the Queen to her constituency in Corby.
Some 252 MPs voted for an investigation into whether Jeremy Hunt misled parliament over his handling of the BSkyB bid, whilst 290 MPs voted against it.
The noes win by a majority of 38.
Speaking to the House of Commons, Labour MP Chris Bryant says Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt "deliberately failed to tell the whole truth to this House."
"It was only the legal powers vested in Leveson," he says, "that forced the truth out into the open."
Justin Tomlinson, the Conservative MP for North Swindon, has rushed back from his honeymoon in the Maldives to vote in favour of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
"I had been granted permission to be absent from Westminster for my honeymoon until this Friday, although I was always due to land back in the UK this morning. Now I’ve been asked to return to Westminster today for the vote.
"Thankfully, due to an exceptionally understanding new wife, some quick thinking reorganisation, and a frantic dash, I should be able to make it back.
"I fully understand and appreciate that this is an important vote and I personally am happy to support Jeremy Hunt."
Latest ITV News reports
MPs voted by 290-252 against a Labour motion calling for an investigation into Jeremy Hunt's handling of the BSkyB takeover bid.
Nick Clegg has laid bare a coalition rift by revealing that he wants the PM to launch a probe into Jeremy Hunt's handling of the BSkyB bid.