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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Labour MPs rue Lib Dem abstentions

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Govt majority down to 38 on #Hunt. That's fewer than the number of LibDem MPs

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Tories 290 Labour 252. Gov majority of 38. If Lib Dems joined us Gov would have lost, but they abstained. They are Lib Dems after all.

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Voting on jeremy hunt - labour motion defeated 252-to290 -now if 60 odd libs had voted with us ??? Saved by libs

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Vote result comes as relief to Hunt and Cameron

by - Former Political Correspondent

The Tories defeated the Labour motion that Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code by 38 votes. Conservatives secured 290 votes to 252.

Although expected, that will be a relief to both Jeremy Hunt and the Prime Minister.

David Cameron is up before the Leveson Inquiry tomorrow.

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