We were delighted to get a prompt response from Debbie Abrahams saying that she is fighting tooth and nail.
Debbie was on BBC TV earlier – with this clip captured and posted online:
We have been pleased to see the amount of media coverage this issue has received today. It has been a fast moving situation and we hope that the changes will be killed in the Lords:
However, Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats has tabled a motion seeking to block the changes. We hope MPs from all parties support this motion, but we are concerned that this would prevent the process in the Lords described above.
George Freeman has expressed regrets for his comments: