Shout of ‘object’ delays bid to scrap controversial standards reforms for MPs

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An attempt to scrap the controversial standards reforms that sparked Westminster’s sleaze row has been blocked by a Conservative MP. Veteran Tory Christopher Chope was seen to shout “object” in the Commons chamber from the Tory benches when the motion was moved, meaning it could not be approved on Monday evening. The motion aimed to rescind the so-called Leadsom amendment, which looked to establish a review of the MPs standards investigation process and delay Owen Paterson’s suspension for breaking lobbying rules. After the objection, Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans said it is now “up to the Government to re-programme that particular motion”.

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