Tim Yeo to temporarily stand aside as committee chair

Tim Yeo to temporarily stand aside. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive

The Conservative MP [Tim Yeo ]((http://www.itv.com/news/topic/tim-yeo)has said he intends to temporarily stand aside as chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee while the Parliamentary Standards Commission investigates lobbying allegations against him.

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Yeo quits as committee chair

Tim Yeo has formally stood down as chairman of an influential House of Commons committee after claims that he used his position to help business clients.