Sir Peter asks PM the most questions

Sir Peter Tapsell MP
Sir Peter Tapsell MP

Sir Peter Tapsell has been found to have asked David Cameron the most questions of any backbench MP during Prime Ministers Question Time since the formation of the coalition government in 2010.

The Member of Parliament for Louth and Horncastle has been found to have questioned the Prime Minister 20 times in four years.

In research carried out by the BBC, Sir Peter beat Liberal Democrat back bench MP Julian Huppert to second place.

The research also showed that Sir Peter has concentrated on asking questions regarding financial regulation and international affairs.

Recently he has spoken in Parliament about the current situation in Ukraine and the Crimea.

Sir Peter suggested that a referendum should be held in the Crimea in a similar way to the planned Scottish referendum on constitutional arrangements.

David Cameron replied: “To answer the Father of the House directly, the difference between the Scottish referendum and the one in Crimea is that the Scottish referendum is legal.”

When asked by the Horncastle News, Sir Peter said he did not wish to comment further.