The person that chose not to publicize the failed Trident test days before a crucial parliamentary vote on the renewal of the nuclear missile system should be sacked, according to a Conservative MP. Julian Lewis, the MP in question, made his comments as Labour began to call for a parliamentary inquiry into the failed test.

No comment from the PM

In the days following the failed test, MPs voted to spend upwards of £40 billion on renewing the scheme. In an interview on the Andrew Marr show, Prime Minster Theresa May refused to comment when asked about how much she knew about the failed test.

At the time, the government described the test as a success.

In an interview with BBC Radio Four's 'Today' programme, Julian Lewis, the chair of the House of Commons defence committee, stated: 'Although the failed test occurred under David Cameron's government, Prime Minster Theresa May's government should have fully explained what happened. These test occur infrequently and are usually successful. When everything works-which is 99 times out of 100- film of the test is released. So the person that didn't divulge the film evidently wanted it covered up'. Julian Lewis attend Oxford University and has been the MP for New Forest East in Hampshire since 1997.

'A catastrophic error'

The shadow secretary for defence, Nia Griffith, raised concerns about Theresa May 'covering up information that should have informed MP's decision on whether to renew the Trident programme.

We are not asking for sensitive details to be revealed. We are not asking for sensitive details to be revealed. We just want Theresa May and her government to tell the truth, at the moment it it just conjecture in the media. The nation deserves to know the truth about Trident, given its inherent risks'.

On Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition, stated that May had opted to conceal a 'catastrophic error' to parliament. 'Although it was not armed, who knows what the consequence of the failure could have been,' said Corbyn.