Commons committee chair: 'Lots of MPs do work hard'

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge has accepted that "lots of MPs do work hard" during the parliamentary recess.

In an interview with the Guardian the Labour MP had accused her colleagues of "looking lazy" because of the short parliamentary sessions.

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Of course I acknowledge that lots of MPs work hard in their constituencies during recess #MPs #guardian

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However we have vital work to do in Parliament, including holding govt to account on behalf of the public #MPs

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MPs told they risk looking lazy

The senior MP who chairs the Commons spending watchdog has warned her colleagues that they risk being seen as lazy because the amount of time they spend in Westminster appears to be getting less and less.