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...

Brexit: Early election bill likely to clear Commons as amendments extending franchise not selected - live news

Commons debating fresh attempt by government for December ballot

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 mins

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