Points of Order

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:55 pm on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield 12:55 pm, 6th March 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. This Friday I will attend the funeral of Charles Smith MBE. When he died at the age of 98 he had been a member of the Labour party for 84 years, which I believe made him the most long-standing member of the party. In paying tribute to him, may I ask for your guidance, Mr Speaker, on how I might use this opportunity to encourage everyone in Parliament to celebrate all those people who have given long service to our political parties, to recognise that the vast majority of them do so in order to support their communities and the country, and to recognise that our political parties are broadly a force for good and we should welcome their membership?