Responding to reports that Government Chief Whip Julian Smith is “trying to obstruct” changes to the Westminster voting system which would allow proxy voting, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

“Julian Smith had to apologise for cheating my constituents out of their voice, by asking an MP to break our pair while I nursed my two-week-old baby.

“If he is blocking proxy voting in private, it makes an absolute mockery of his public apology and he should resign”..

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The full story can be found here.

Jo Swinson’s tweet can be viewed here.

 

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