MPs might be banned from showing in actuality reveals underneath a proposed new rule change, following Matt Hancock’s ‘I am A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here!’ stint.
The previous Well being Secretary was suspended by the Conservative Social gathering after leaving his West Suffolk constituents to go to Australia, the place he spent practically three weeks within the jungle on the ITV present, however now the Liberal Democrats have referred to as for a Westminster rule change.
The occasion have tabled an Early Day Movement, dubbed the “Bushtucker Invoice”, to attempt to cease serving MPs collaborating in such actuality reveals whereas Parliament is sitting.
Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine, who tabled the movement, is quoted by the Each day Mirror newspaper as saying: “This Bushtucker Invoice is designed to cease MPs following in Matt Hancock’s shameful footsteps to the jungle.
“Hancock disgracefully abandoned his constituents for the sake of his ego.
“In every other job he’d have been sacked for going AWOL.
“He spent days crawling by way of snakes as a substitute of trawling by way of casework.
“He received meals for campmates whereas his constituents questioned how they’ll feed their households this winter.
“Folks dealing with hovering payments deserve MPs who take heed to their issues and rise up for them, not use their place to look in actuality TV reveals.”
Matt was rumoured to have been paid £400,000 for his time on ‘I am A Superstar’, on which he completed third, behind runner-up Owen Warner and winner Jill Scott.
The Early Day Movement, which was revealed this week, reads: “That this Home believes that there must be a change to the Home’s Code of Conduct to set a restrict to the variety of days members can spend being paid to participate within the recording of leisure tv programmes overseas whereas the Home is sitting.”
Mr Hancock’s spokesman mentioned: “Matt’s wonderful workforce continues to cope with constituency issues, as they already do whereas he is in Westminster.
“Matt has been working whereas he is been in Australia and present producers agreed earlier than he went on the present that he may talk along with his workforce if there was an pressing constituency matter.
“Matt shall be making a donation to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and causes supporting dyslexia – together with the British Dyslexia Affiliation, off the again of his look. He’ll, in fact, declare the quantity he receives from the present to Parliament to make sure full transparency, as regular.”