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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 4:30 pm, 29th October 2019

A lot of people who have seen how Parliament works over the past few months will have seen that wrecking amendments, delaying amendments and procrastination are now part and parcel of how we work in this Chamber. That is why we are here now talking about a general election.

The last general election we had, in 2017, was entirely unnecessary. Many people know that it was ridiculous to have a general election and the public punished the party that called the general election, when it had a majority and there was no need for a general election. The situation is very different now, because the Government cannot govern and the public deserve the right to have a Government, of whatever party, who can get their business through the House and who can get some general sanity into what we are doing in our procedures.