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  MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Feb 08, 2019 07:16pm
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News DateFriday, February 8, 2019 07:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe MP who infuriated campaigners by objecting to a ban on upskirting has been heavily criticised after blocking another private members' bill.

Sir Christopher Chope shouted "object" in a debate on laws protecting children from female genital mutilation.

His Conservative colleague, Zac Goldsmith, said his actions were "appalling" - Lib Dem Tom Brake said the MP had "reached a new low".

Sir Christopher has argued his aim is to stop badly thought-out legislation.

He said he had not been objecting to the substance of the issue, but wanted to see all legislation properly debated.
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