parliamentary candidates have called on the county’s Tory MPs to oppose the
silencing of Parliament.
Their move comes as the Prime
Minister calls on the Queen to close Parliament for a month from mid-September,
effectively forcing a shutdown in the crucial run up to the end of October
deadline for leaving the EU.
In a joint statement issued today,
“This is a constitutional outrage.
It’s of special concern that two of the county’s MPs are senior ministers – one
a law officer. They may have known of the Government plan and if they did and
chose to keep it secret from the public who elected them, then it’s appalling.
“Here in Northamptonshire we have had
our local elections cancelled. Now we have our Parliament shut down. This is
conduct more befitting a medieval monarch than one of the world’s most advanced
“Parliament must have its say on
Government proposals, as is its constitutional right.”
The statement has been issued by:
Beth Miller, Corby and East Northamptonshire Labour
Clare Pavitt, Kettering Labour
Sally Keeble, Northampton North
Gareth Eales, Northampton South
Andrea Watts, Wellingborough Labour