The Deputy Speaker, Nigel Evans, makes the historic announcement to the House of Commons.
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This intake represents over a quarter of all Conservative MPs. It will have a huge impact on the outlook and culture of Parliament as a whole.
I’m looking forward to helping put some local and national issues on the table when I make mine later today.
We suggest that the state coach wends its way from Buckingham Palace to York along the slow lane of the A1 – via Finchley Road, Brent Cross and the Doncaster by-pass.
A vote by MPs is the only sensible way to resolve the matter one way or the other – assuming that the £500,000 target is reached.
If 50,000 people each gave £10, we’d hit our target. Please, Brexiteers – help us outmanoeuvre the Establishment again, and mark the occasion in style.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
The Government should allow MPs the chance to vote on letting the bells ring out from this iconic tower.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Mark Francois: On January 31, let Big Ben ring out to celebrate our new age of national independence
If you agree, then I urge you to write to your MP and ask them to sign Early Day Motion No. 2 as well.
WATCH: “The PM made many, many promises…he’ll be judged on whether he keeps those promises,” says Corbyn
He also paid tribute to the MPs from his party particularly who lost their seats in the General Election.
WATCH: Johnson – “Parliament is not going to waste the time of the public in deadlock, division and delay”
The Prime Minister tells the first sitting of the new Parliament this Government will reach out across the House to find common ground and heal divisions.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
There is a separate-but-related debate on whether the number of seats should also be reduced.