Heavyweight hoodie takes on the Speaker

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Published: 12th January 2014

Eighteen-stone Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke is  heading for a sartorial showdown with Speaker John Bercow after vowing to wear a  ‘onesie’ in  the Commons chamber to raise money for the Martin House  children’s hospice in his Yorkshire constituency. It would be  a flagrant  breach of the Speaker’s strict dress code of jacket and tie for men. 

Defiant Alec says:  ‘I don’t care if I  demean myself as long as I  raise some money  for this great  cause.’