Carillion collapse sees number of MPs supporting retentions reform bill top 100

Peter aldous

Defence secretary and shadow chancellor backing so-called Aldous bill

Peter aldous

The current defence secretary, a former chancellor and the leader of the Liberal Democrats are among 120 MPs throwing their weight behind Tory MP Peter Aldous’ retentions bill.

Gavin Williamson, Ken Clarke and Vince Cable have been joined by a raft of other big names to support the bill, which has its second reading next Friday.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is also supporting the proposal along with Green party leader Caroline Lucas and high-profile Conservative Remain supporter Anna Soubry.

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