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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:25 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight 3:25 pm, 29th October 2019

My hon. Friend is spot on. To answer Paul Farrelly, I think that the Prime Minister is acting in good faith. I personally have found him entirely reasonable in my dealings with him in the past couple of years. He was very supportive of a project that I helped to write earlier this year—he did not have to be.

The Prime Minister is trying to keep a promise that was made to the British people. In the Labour party manifesto, which Labour Members stood on, there was a promise to respect the referendum.