Brexit: Early election bill likely to clear Commons as amendments extending franchise not selected - live news
Commons debating fresh attempt by government for December ballotGeneral election: Labour says it will back pre-Christmas pollJohnson fails in bid to limit debate as MPs start considering election billDoes government defeat on Creasy amendment...
Commons debating fresh attempt by government for December ballot
- General election: Labour says it will back pre-Christmas poll
- Johnson fails in bid to limit debate as MPs start considering election bill
- Does government defeat on Creasy amendment mean bill might fall?
The Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden is now winding up for the government.
He says an election is necessary because parliament has stopped the government implementing Brexit. It voted for the Benn act, which forced the government to request a Brexit delay.
From the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg
Hoyle has not selected votes for 16 and 17 year olds or EU citizens but it's provisional until he confirms it in the speaker's chair which won't be until after the first vote in about twenty minsContinue reading...