MP to push Church of England over women bishops

PRESSURE on the Church of England to allow women bishops will mount next week when an MP launches a bid to force it to do so by law.

Campaigners said Diana Johnson’s Bill would act as a reminder to Church leaders that parliament had the power to intervene if they failed to.

The Labour MP for Hull North said that senior clerics were showing “little urgency” 
to make progress since the Church was plunged into crisis and recrimination last November when its General Synod voted down plans to allow females to take the senior roles.