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Commons passes Government's fiscal charter

The Government's Charter for Budget Responsibility has passed the Commons 320 to 258, majority 62, following days of bitter rows in Labour's ranks over whether to oppose the plan.

A total of 20 Labour MPs abstained from the vote.

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20 Labour MPs defied party and abstained in fiscal vote

Some 20 Labour MPs defied the party line and abstained from the fiscal charter vote in the House of Commons.

One of the abstainers was former shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chris Leslie.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor, Chris Ship is in the House of Commons:

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