MPs have voted towards Labour’s proposal to ban the controversial follow of fracking – in a vote seen as a take a look at of Liz Truss’s authorities.
Some 230 MPs voted for banning fracking, whereas 326 voted towards the proposal.
Several Conservative MPs had declared they might defy a three-line whip and would vote towards the federal government.
The vote was delivered to the Commons by the Labour Party throughout an opposition day debate and was seen as a vote of confidence within the authorities.
But 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: “Just seen Tory whips manhandling a crying Tory MP into their lobby for fracking. You couldn’t make this toxic stuff up, nasty to see the Tories at work, if this is how they treat their MPs spare a thought for the country.”
Another Labour MP, Chris Bryant, urged the Speaker to launch an investigation, telling the Commons of “shambolic scenes” in voting lobbies.
“I saw members being physically manhandled onto the lobby and bullied… We have to stop bullying in this chamber,” he stated.
“I’ve been an MP for 21 years and I’ve never seen anything like that,” he advised Sky News.
Before the vote, no less than three former Tory ministers indicated that they might be prepared to lose the whip by voting with Labour to ban the drilling for shale fuel.
Opponents of fracking say it damages the setting and causes injury to individuals’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 can 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.
Immediately after the vote there have been questions over whether or not the chief whip had resigned. Shadow Leader of the House Thangam Debbonaire requested within the Commons as a degree of order whether or not chief whip Wendy Morton had stop.