HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has criticised plans to force MPs back to the House of Commons
Mr Halfon, who has been shielding for over ten weeks, said the government must allow “those MPs genuinely affected by Covid-19, ie sick, shielding, or self-isolating” to be able “vote online or via proxy”.
Mr Halfon has criticised the “stern and unbending” approach of the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees Mogg.
Many want a “hybrid-parliament” where MPs can either attend in person or remotely, on-line.
“I want MPs to return to Parliament as children are beginning a phased return to schools. However, for those MPs that are sick, shielding or self-isolating, I think it is only right that they should be able to continue voting online or by proxy”.
His GP has advised him not to attend parliament which in effect means the voters of Harlow have no representation.
YH spoke to Mr Halfon about the situation.
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