Friday 8 February 2019 / 3:51 PM Dawn Butler

It’s time for the Tories to show they really care about these issues by stripping Christopher Chope of the whip – Butler

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, commenting on Tory MP Christopher Chope blocking a bill in Parliament to curb Female Genital Mutilation, said:

“It’s unacceptable that this dinosaur of a Tory MP consistently gets away with blocking new laws to protect the safety and rights of women.

“This makes it even more shocking that he was given a knighthood by Theresa May last year.

“Christopher Chope is causing shame and embarrassment for the Tories but also for the country and it’s time for the Tories to show they really care about these issues by stripping him of the whip.”