Eltham's MP Clive Efford has called for an end to the "Mogg-conga," the "chaotic" new voting process introduced in the House of Commons this week, after one MP was taken ill with coronavirus symptoms inside the building.

The local MP has joined other in calling for Jacob Rees-Mogg's resignation of his handling of the return of the House of Commons during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Commons leader was challenged by Labour over the "shambolic" long queues MPs had to form to vote, dubbed the "coronavirus conga."

Liberal Democrat former minister Alistair Carmichael likened the scene to "exercise hour in a category C prison for white collar criminals."

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Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle later granted Mr Carmichael's application for an emergency debate on how the Commons operates during the coronavirus outbreak, with the discussion scheduled for Monday.

Social distancing requirements mean MPs must remain two metres apart, with a 50 person limit now in place in the chamber.

To vote, MPs must now join a long winding queue, walk through the House of Commons, and announce their vote.

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On Tuesday, the queue stretched for several hundred metres, snaking throughout the parliamentary estate, with the first vote running for 46 minutes.

To make matters worse, the very next day Business Secretary Alok Sharma fell ill whilst in a Commons debate, and was forced to leave to undergo a coronavirus test.

In a Twitter post, Mr Efford said he hoped that Mr Sharma was not seriously ill, and makes a full recovery.

The long-standing MP for Eltham then said the 'Rees-Mogg Conga' couldn't have been better designed to help the virus spread.

"Conversations in the queues yesterday were predicting that one or more of the MPs present were likely to be infectious," he added.

Labour former minister Angela Eagle also spoke out, saying the "coronavirus conga" had put MPs and parlimentary staffs' health at risk, adding Mr Rees-Mogg's "arrogance" was to blame.

Ms Eagle told the Commons: "The current Leader of the House is rapidly building a strong claim to the title of the worst holder of the job in living memory.

"He is supposed to be the voice of the Government and the Commons in Government as well as a member of the Government and he's failing dismally at that task.

"He illegally shut down Parliament, then unilaterally abolished the perfectly fair system of electronic voting and hybrid proceedings developed to ensure at least some scrutiny of the Government during the pandemic."

Mr Rees-Mogg replied: "What she has said is so overcooked, exaggerated, we poor members, we couldn't queue for a little time to do our public duty, how hard was it.

"It was very amusing reading in The Times how some members were quite incapable of walking in the right direction, but I think that's more their problem than mine."

Mr Rees-Mogg, asked how adjustments will be made to help disabled MPs, said: "MPs with health concerns will need to make their own decisions about what is appropriate for them."