Early parliamentary general election

Part of Early Parliamentary General Election Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham 7:15 pm, 29th October 2019

My hon. Friend uses the word “proper”. Does he agree that, as we head into this general election, it is vital that we have the firmest possible debates, but that they need to be done with civility and respect? In 2017, I had the worst campaign against me by my Labour opponent. On election night, a Labour group assistant on Medway Council said to an elected Member of Parliament who was giving his acceptance speech, “Fuck off back to country X.” My country is this great country and Gillingham is my home town, so do I fuck off back to Gillingham? That kind of—