MPs have voted towards Labour’s proposal to ban the controversial observe of fracking – in a vote seen as a check of Liz Truss’s authorities.
Some 230 MPs voted for banning fracking, whereas 326 voted towards the proposal.
A number of Conservative MPs had declared they’d defy a three-line whip and would vote towards the federal government.
The vote was delivered to the Commons by the Labour Occasion throughout an opposition day debate and was seen as a vote of confidence within the authorities.
However there have been instantly claims that Tory backbenchers had been bullied and bodily manhandled within the division lobbies to get them to again the federal government.
Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle tweeted: “Simply seen Tory whips manhandling a crying Tory MP into their foyer for fracking. You couldn’t make this poisonous stuff up, nasty to see the Tories at work, if that is how they deal with their MPs spare a thought for the nation.”
One other Labour MP, Chris Bryant, urged the Speaker to launch an investigation, telling the Commons of “shambolic scenes” in voting lobbies.
“I noticed members being bodily manhandled onto the foyer and bullied… If we need to rise up towards bullying on this Home of our workers, we’ve got to cease bullying on this chamber as properly,” he stated.
“I’ve been an MP for 21 years and I’ve by no means seen something like that,” he instructed Sky Information.
Earlier than the vote, not less than three former Tory ministers indicated that they’d be prepared to lose the whip by voting with Labour to ban the drilling for shale gasoline.
Opponents of fracking say it damages the atmosphere and causes harm to folks’s properties – which led the federal government to ban fracking in 2019 earlier than the moratorium was lifted final month.
In a bid to calm a possible revolt by Tory MPs, enterprise secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg had insisted that communities may have a “veto” on fracking of their space.
Earlier, Liz Truss’s press secretary stated the prime minister wouldn’t resign even when the federal government loses Wednesday’s vote, as a result of Labour’s movement doesn’t quantity to a proper vote of no confidence within the authorities.
Instantly after the vote there have been questions over whether or not the chief whip had resigned. Shadow Chief of the Home Thangam Debbonaire requested within the Commons as some extent of order whether or not chief whip Wendy Morton had stop.
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