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Clegg tells MPs to abstain in vote on Hunt

MPs are set to vote on a Labour bid to have Jeremy Hunt investigated over his handling of News Corp's BSkyB bid, with Lib Dems expected to abstain.

Labour is pressing for No 10's adviser on ministers' interests to examine the culture secretary's conduct.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has told his MPs to "stay away" from the vote.

Many of them are understood to be angry at how quickly David Cameron backed Mr Hunt after he told the Leveson Inquiry he had acted impartially over the bid.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 13 Jun 2012