British Parliament suspended for five weeks

House of Commons, London. Picture date: Friday September 26, David Cameron told MPs "there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm's way to protect our country. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:21019423

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The British Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14th October.

A scuffle erupted around the speaker’s chair as some opposition MPs held signs emblazoned with the word “silenced” and one tried to stop Speaker John Bercow from leaving for the prorogation ceremony in the Lords.

This decision follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to call a snap election in October was defeated for a second time.

In all, 293 MPs voted for the Prime Minister’s motion for an early election, far short of the two-thirds needed.

Yesterday, John Bercow announced that he will stand down as Speaker of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons by October 31. Bercow has served for ten years in this position.

Read: House of Commons Speaker to step down