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Lichfield and Burntwood MP says colleague caught on camera appearing to question his hair “will eventually learn how to behave”

The MP for Lichfield and Burntwood has said a colleague who appeared to be caught questioning his hair during a televised House of Commons debate “will eventually learn how to behave”.

Huw Merriman caught on camera behind Michael Fabricant in the House of Commons
Huw Merriman caught on camera behind Michael Fabricant in the House of Commons

Social media users captured video of Huw Merriman, Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle, sat behind Michael Fabricant during Prime Minister’s Questions.

After studying Mr Fabricant’s hair, Mr Merriman then appeared to mouth “it’s a wig” to others in the chamber.

Mr Fabricant responded to the video by suggesting Mr Merriman had forgotten his actions might be caught on camera.

After being asked on Twitter who it was sat behind him, the Lichfield and Burntwood MP replied: “It’s Huw Merriman MP.

“I realise no-one knows him. A newish member, a little short sighted, and who doesn’t yet realise that PMQs are televised, bless.

“I know people are annoyed about his antics, they have been calling my office, but he’ll eventually learn how to behave. Sweet.”

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5 Comments

  1. Nodge

    23rd January, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    El Fab continues to be a laughing stock, even to his colleagues.

  2. Tony Radford

    23rd January, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    But it is a wig!!!

  3. Chris

    23rd January, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I think technically, considering what it is sitting on, it is not a wig, but a merkin.

  4. Burntwood Bloke

    25th January, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Michael, don’t forget the other villages outside of Lichfield that you supposedly represent. I know that your major concern is usually just those London commuters living in the massive houses around Lichfield…

  5. Darryl

    25th January, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Seems Fabbers is a bit of a ‘snowflake’, I thought he was more of a man’s man, like when he threatening to punch a woman in the throat or calling a politically engaged teenager “a twat,” on Twitter.

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