Resort MP invites Labour counterpart to 'step outside' during Commons row

The Tory MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys invited his Labour counterpart to 'step outside' as the pair argued over her interrupting his speech.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 11:19 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:27 pm
Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard
Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

A clearly irritated Paul Maynard attacked Labour MPs for constantly giving a 'running verbal commentary' on Tory MPs' speeches on issues such as disability employment.

But the Opposition's Angela Rayner protested while sat on Labour's frontbench, implying that Tories do the same during her party's speeches, and had already done so in the current debate.

During a Labour debate on the disability employment gap, Mr Maynard said to Ms Rayner: "If you will be quiet for a minute - I'm trying to have to shout at her.

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"I listened very patiently and quietly."

As the interruptions continued, the fed-up politician continued: "Look, I'm not asking to have a conversation with you, I'm asking you to listen to my speech.

"I had to patiently listen to the shadow secretary of state, I did not engage in a running commentary."

After Ms Rayner continued to talk back while seated, Mr Maynard pointed to the door and said: "Look, if you wish to step outside and argue with me now then we can do so."