A fierce turf war has broken out between two west London MPs over a controversial Hammersmith hotel development.
Labour MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush Andy Slaughter - who campaigns on housing and development issues across Hammersmith and Fulham - has angered his Tory neighbours with his support for residents over the Olympia hotel planning application.
He accuses Tory MP for Hammersmith and Fulham Greg Hands of ignoring constituents' serious concerns over the hotel and heckling during a debate in parliament on the hotel plans, which are backed by Tory-run Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
But the Conservatives have hit back, slamming Slaughter for meddling in an issue outside of his constituency boundary.
Greg Hands said yesterday: "Parliamentary rules are clear that the Hammersmith and Fulham constituency includes all of Fulham and Hammersmith up to the Goldhawk Road.
"By intervening in my constituency, Slaughter is masquerading as the MP for Hammersmith which he isn't."
The heated exchange on Monday ended with the Speaker telling the squabbling MPs: "I have told two hon. Members to get their act together and keep it out of this Chamber. The last thing I want is a Front Bencher making things awkward for the Speaker."
For the full story on the hotel application and the campaign to halt it see tomorrow's Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle.