MPs outraged by blocking of women bishops

MPs are voicing their anger at the failure of the Church of England General Synod to introduce women bishops.

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Winnick said women being denied right to become bishops is like women being denied the vote 100 years ago.

Fellow Labour MP Diana Johnson said: "There must be no stained glass ceiling for women in our Church."

Conservative MP David Tredinnick said it was time for a short Bill to be introduced in Parliament requiring women bishops.

Chris Bryant, who was himself ordained over 20 years ago, called for a moratorium on any more male bishops. "No nomination without feminisation," he added.

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