Early parliamentary general election

Part of Early Parliamentary General Election Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 7:00 pm, 29th October 2019

My hon. Friend makes an extremely good point. If we have non-contentious legislation, the three extra days will be of enormous help in assisting the tidying up of our processes than would otherwise be the case.

There has been a discussion about students and about whether their being at university on 9 December or 12 December would make a significant difference, and that was dealt with by my hon. Friend Michael Tomlinson. The bulk of universities break up after 12 December anyway. We also know that the National Union of Students ran an extremely successful exercise to mobilise and register the student vote at university, which saw seats come into play that no one could have conceivably expected, such as Canterbury.