MPs Prepare for Virtual PMQs, With Starmer’s First Race for Labor


MEPs agreed to a new system allowing up to 50 members to sit in the House at once, but President Sir Lindsay Hoyle says he wants less than half that number.

Speaking to Sky News, Sir Linday said that 21 MPs attended yesterday’s debate “but I wish it would decrease further.”

He added that he wanted to see a small number of journalists in the press gallery so as not to “put pressure” on the staff.

“The more we can work virtually, the better it is for all of us,” he says. Confirming that the new system was likely to last for some time, Sir Lindsay also confirmed that over time he wanted to introduce virtual voting to pass a law.

However, as things stand, the security of the system raises questions. “I want to make sure they are safe, that the person voting is the member,” he said.


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