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Tom Watson MP on 'embarrassing' betting machine vote

An MP who had pressed the prime minister at PMQs for action over fixed-odd betting machines managed to vote the wrong way in Parliament.

Tom Watson explained to Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics that he "made a mistake, an embarrassing and humiliating one."

The Black Country MP said it was an unusual vote, held through a ballot, but he "no idea" what he was thinking when voting against his wishes, and backed the government.

He said MPs' had turned a blind eye to the issue, but were making an issue over the machines where people can bet up to £100 an hour.

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  • 06 Dec 2013
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