And a hypocrite too: Filibustering Philip Davies MP pledged his support to carers as part of the national Carers Week 2015 awareness campaign, in June. Photograph: Carers Week

Philip Davies was aided in his filibuster by fellow Tories Christopher Chope and David Nuttall. Commenting on their behaviour in a Twitter chat, This Writer suggested that they were the kind of people only a mother could love – although one suspects such love would come exclusively from mothers who didn’t have to pay to park at maternity.

A Conservative MP has blocked a proposed law to introduce free hospital parking for carers by speaking in the House of Commons for 93 minutes in order to use up the time allocated for the debate.

A private member’s bill brought forward by Julie Cooper, Labour MP for Burnley, set out a proposed exemption to hospital parking charges for carers. At the moment hospitals have discretionary powers to grant exemptions to parking charges.

Source: Tory MP’s filibuster blocks bill to give carers free hospital parking | Society | The Guardian

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