Early parliamentary general election

Part of Early Parliamentary General Election Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West 6:45 pm, 29th October 2019

I understand that moving the election date to 9 December would imply a Dissolution this Thursday, which would greatly constrain those of us who have made arrangements on Friday and early next week for Parliament Week. There are all sorts of protocols with respect to schools about having Members of Parliament visit them, but we would no longer be Members of Parliament and they would be obliged by those protocols to invite all the candidates, which is very difficult to arrange at short notice.