Around The House

Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster, tonight at 11.35pm.

Guests include MPs Roberta Blackman-Woods and James Wharton.

Helen also meets Beth Farhat, the new Regional Secretary of the Northern TUC.

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Around The House: Teesside MP defends EU Referendum Bill

Stockton South MP James Wharton says critics of his EU Referendum Bill are wrong to claim that he should have used the chance of a Private Member's Bill to back a local issue.

The EU Referendum Bill would set a timeline for a vote on whether Britain should stay in the European Union.

Speaking on Around The House, the Conservative MP said he was surprised to have come first in the ballot to be allowed to put forward a Bill of his choice, but insisted that a local issue would never get through Parliament.

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