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MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill

MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill

Sir Christopher Chope shouted “object” in a debate on laws protecting children from female genital mutilation.

 

His Conservative colleague, Zac Goldsmith, said his actions were “appalling” – Lib Dem Tom Brake said the MP had “reached a new low”.

 

Sir Christopher has argued his aim is to stop badly thought-out legislation.

He said he had not been objecting to the substance of the issue, but wanted to see all legislation properly debated.