‘Totally inappropriate!’: Speaker intervenes to quiet Conservative jeering as Lisa Cameron crosses the floor

Minutes before prime minister’s questions began yesterday, former SNP MP Lisa Cameron crossed the floor to the Conservatives, flanked by former prime minister Theresa May and leader of the Scottish Conservatives Douglas Ross.

The Speaker was forced to intervene amid Conservative jeering. He said: “Could I just say to the members: the member was in the middle of asking a question. I think it’s disrespectful to your own side. You should think about what you’re doing”.

Turning to May, Cameron and Ross, Sir Lindsay said: “People should wait. Just because you want to cheer somebody coming in. Do it at the right time. Totally inappropriate”.

Conservative MP Marco Longhi was then called to continue his question.