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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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.