Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has been urged to stand down by a Tory MP so the party can restore its reputation as a "party of law and order".
Philip Davies was one of five Tory MPs who voted against Mr Clarke's proposals which could halve the prison terms of criminals who plead guilty early on.
But Mr Clarke dismissed the debate - called by Labour - as a "slightly pathetic" example of bandwagon jumping.
And he said he had no plans to cut sentences for convicted criminals.
Mr Clarke last week faced calls to resign by Labour leader Ed Miliband after he appeared to suggest in a BBC interview that some rapes were more serious than others.
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