MPs voted overwhelmingly to back a damning report that found Boris Johnson lied to Parliament with his partygate denials.
Just seven MPs voted against the Privileges Committee’s findings last night (Monday), in a humiliating defeat for the former prime minister less than a year after he left No 10.
With 354 votes in favour, MPs endorsed sanctions against Mr Johnson recommended by the committee, including banning him from having a pass to access Parliament, which is usually available to former MPs.
But how did our MPs vote? Naturally, the Labour member for York Central Rachael Maskell voted to back the report.
However, North Yorkshire’s Conservative MPs were split.
York Outer’s Julian Sturdy said before the debate that he would back the report censuring Mr Johnson:
He was as good as his word and voted in favour of the report.
So too did Andrew Jones, the MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, and Julian Smith the member for Skipton and Ripon.
But Robert Goodwill (Scarborough and Whitby) and Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) abstained.
Nigel Adams, former MP for Selby and Ainsty, resigned at the same time as his friend Mr Johnson so wasn’t eligible to vote.
Of course the biggest absentee was Rishi Sunak, the MP for Richmond. The Prime Minister was accused of a “cowardly cop-out” by Labour after ducking the vote on his predecessor.
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