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Brexit Politics

Andrea Leadsom Resigns

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has resigned from the Government following the announcement of Theresa May’s new plan for Brexit, saying that she no longer believed that the Government’s Brexit approach could deliver on the referendum result.

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Legislation

Parliament’s Recess in February Cancelled

Andrea Leadsom today announced that parliament’s week-long recess in February has been cancelled.

The House of Commons was expected to finish at the end of business on February 14 before returning on February 25. Speaking in the House of Commons on 31 January 2019, Ms Leadsom said

The House will know that recess dates are always announced subject to the progress of business. In this unique session of Parliament and in light of the significant decisions taken by the House this week, it is only right that I give the House notice that there are currently no plans to bring forward a motion to agree dates for the February recess and that the House may therefore need to continue to sit to make progress on the key business before the House.