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Was Tory rebel asked to leave Parliament bar?

There are reports that a four junior Tory whips asked Jesse Norman - one of the MPs who orchestrated the rebellion over House of Lords reform - to leave the Strangers' Bar in the House of Commons last night.

Writing in the Guardian, Nicholas Watt writes that they confronted Mr Norman in an "aggressive manner" and quotes a rebel source as saying: "They basically said to him that he knew he had damaged the government and he should leave".

Tim Montgomerie, writing on the Conservative Home blog, said that the whips were merely warning Mr Norman that the Deputy Chief Whip John Randall was "on the warpath" and that he might "do an Eric Joyce".