John Mann

Interim chair for Treasury Committee

Catherine McKinnell
BBC

The Treasury Committee has named Labour MP Catherine McKinnell as its interim chair.

The post is vacant because Nicky Morgan has joined the government as culture secretary and John Mann, who had been named to replace her temporarily, has announced he is stepping down as an MP to become an independent adviser to the government on antisemitism.

The election for the new chair was due on Wednesday but has now been postponed because parliament has been prorogued.

Outgoing Labour MP nominated to the House of Lords

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw and an independent government adviser on anti-Semitism, has been made a peer in former prime minister Theresa May's resignation honours list.

The 59-year-old, who was first elected in 2001, will sit in the House of Lords after receiving a non-affiliated peerage.

Mr Mann is standing down as MP, citing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's handling of the party's anti-Semitism crisis.

He said he could not campaign for Mr Corbyn knowing he could become prime minister, and told the Sunday Times he would "never forgive" him for allowing the party to be "hijacked" by anti-Semites.

Mr Mann, often a critic of the House of Lords, tweeted in 2017 that it should be abolished.

John Mann MP
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John Mann slams Corbyn ahead of Commons departure

Press Association

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been heavily criticised by an outgoing Nottinghamshire MP for allowing the party to be "hijacked" by anti-Semites.

John Mann announced he would be stepping down as representative for Bassetlaw after 18 years last Friday, and will take up a full-time post as the government's anti-Semitism tsar.

The party has been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism since Mr Corbyn took over as leader.

Mr Mann told The Sunday Times he would "never forgive" him for having "given the green light to anti-Semites".

The Labour Party has yet to respond to Mr Mann's criticisms, but in a reply earlier this year to questions on its handling of anti-Semitism complaints, a party spokesman said: "Labour is taking decisive action against anti-Semitism, doubling the number of staff dedicated to dealing with complaints and cases."

John Mann Bassetlaw
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John Mann appointed anti-Semitism adviser

Liam Barnes

BBC News

The Labour MP for Bassetlaw has been appointed as an independent adviser on anti-Semitism by outgoing prime minister Theresa May.

John Mann, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on anti-Semitism, will provide the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government with support on the best ways to tackle the problem.

Ms May said there was "absolutely no place" for anti-Semitism in society, adding Mr Mann will be "a key voice" to help the government tackle racist behaviour.

John Mann
BBC

If we stay silent on the issue of anti-Semitism, we unwittingly allow cowardice and bigotry to speak its own repulsive language. I will continue to call out those throwing stones of hatred at Jewish people, and will endeavour to give a clarion call to government on prejudice and discrimination on this issue."

John MannBassetlaw MP

Brexit delay: How did your MP vote?

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

MPs last night voted to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date.

The government motion passed by 413 to 202 with backing from East Midlands MPs Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Sir Alan Duncan, Anna Soubry, John Mann, Dennis Skinner, Ruth George, Nicky Morgan, Ken Clarke, Alberto Costa, Edward Argar, Chris Leslie, Lilian Greenwood, Margaret Beckett, Toby Perkins and Keith Vaz.

House of Commons vote
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MPs from our region who voted against the motion included Nigel Mills, Andrew Bridgen, Heather Wheeler, Mark Spencer, Pauline Latham, Maggie Throup, Ben Bradley, Lee Rowley and Robert Jenrick.

You can check how your MP voted on this page.