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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:11 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Leader of the Liberal Democrats 3:11 pm, 29th October 2019

While the Liberal Democrats were in coalition, there was not a referendum on our membership of the European Union. In fact, we passed a law to say that that should only happen when there was a significant treaty change. The loss of Liberal Democrats from the Government allowed that to be pushed through the House of Commons.