Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:52 pm on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 1:52 pm, 6th March 2015

I agree with absolutely everything my right hon. Friend is saying. Does he recall that there was no commitment to anything like this in the Conservative party manifesto before the last general election? Indeed, the only proposal was that, should there be a change of Prime Minister, it should trigger a general election within six months.