Labour today continued its attack on rebel MP George Galloway for taking part in Celebrity Big Brother.
The party accused him of letting down constituents by missing an important Commons debate affecting his constituency.
Mr Galloway will be locked away in the Big Brother house tomorrow while MPs debate the £500 million Crossrail transport link that will run across London including his Bethnal Green and Bow constituency.
The Labour leader of Tower Hamlets council, Michael Keith, handed Transport Secretary Alistair Darling an “alternative” speech on the project today because Mr Galloway will not be speaking.
Mr Keith said: “The need for this action is because our elected MP is still on his extended Christmas vacation in the Big Brother house, and remains out of contact from his constituents, massaging his child-like ego.”
Prime Minister Tony Blair joined the criticism of Mr Galloway yesterday, saying he would not want a Labour MP to take part in Big Brother.