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Double jobbing plans a ‘thoroughly bad idea’, warns chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

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Conservative MP Simon Hoare. Credit: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament

Conservative MP Simon Hoare. Credit: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Credit: Jonathan Porter / Press Eye

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Credit: Jonathan Porter / Press Eye

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Conservative MP Simon Hoare. Credit: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament

The chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has slammed his own Government's plan to reintroduce double jobbing as a “thoroughly bad idea”.

Conservative MP Simon Hoare was speaking after the plans emerged that would allow MPs to serve both in the Assembly and Westminster, bringing Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK.


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