Suffolk MP told off for using her phone in the House of Commons

John Bercow gave Therese Coffey a telling off today. Credit: PA

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey got a telling off from the Speaker of the House of Commons this afternoon after being told to 'put her mobile phone away or leave the Chamber.'

MPs are allowed to use mobile phones in the Commons but only without "impairing parliamentary decorum".

John Bercow told Therese Coffey and the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that they were being rude by using mobile phones when shadow secretary of state for health Heidi Alexander was talking.

Dr Coffey ignored his warning, and proceedings had to momentarily be stopped so that he show his displeasure again.

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