Thursday 24 June 2021 / 11:46 AM Thangam Debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire comments on Rob Roberts’ imminent return to parliament

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, commenting on Rob Roberts’ return to parliament in two weeks, said:

“Rob Roberts is hiding behind a procedural loophole but his constituents deserve a say in whether he is still fit to represent them.

“To be suspended from the House for six weeks but not automatically be subject to the Recall Act shows the system is not fit for purpose, nor offering adequate protection and support for staff.

“This MP should do the decent thing and resign. But for as long as the Government leave the loophole in place, they are aiding and abetting his evasive strategy. Labour will use every device available to Parliament to close the loophole.”