Lib Dem 'ayes' would have clinched Hunt vote

There are 305 Conservative MPs.

Some 290 MPs voted against an investigation into Jeremy Hunt.

Had the 57 Liberal Democrat MPs voted for the investigation, the motion would have carried.

As it was, they were instructed to abstain, and only 252 MPs backed the proposal.

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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.