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Senior Tory MP: 'Lords reform could split coalition'

Edward Leigh MP for Gainsborough says Lords reform could 'split coalition' Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA

A senior Tory MP today said the Lords reform row could split the coalition, paving the way for a Conservative government to scrap European human rights laws. Mr Leigh told MPs:

"Given that it is our Liberal friends who are blocking this: why don't we all vote against House of Lords reform tomorrow and then we will end the sad life of this coalition, we can have a General Election, a Conservative government and we can repeal this hopeless Act?"