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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Tory MP rushes back from Maldives honeymoon to register support for Hunt

Justin Tomlinson and Jo Wheeler wed in the Houses of Parliament on June 2nd.

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.

He said:

"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."

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