Labour MP Chris Bryant has been rebuked by the House of Commons speaker after taking exception to apparent “disgraceful” behaviour while Boris Johnson spoke at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle called out the Labour former minister for alleged “heckling” in the middle of Johnson’s answer.
It saw Bryant storm out of his seat at PMQs in the process.
“I suggest the whip goes and has a word with him. We’re not having that disgraceful behaviour,” the speaker said.
Johnson replied: “Mr Speaker I think you should summon him back he seems to have vanished.”
Bryant eventually returned, with the pair having a heated discussion at the Speaker’s chair, with Sir Lindsay adding: “Mr Bryant, I think we need this conversation later.”
The Labour MP was picked up on microphones saying “fine”.
But in a separate account of events, Politics Home editor Kate Proctor tweeted: “Chris Bryant apparently was told to move from the doorway which is left open for ventilation in the Commons chamber and he didn’t.
“If that’s what the row was about, how pathetic!”