16 Dec 2019

MPs arrive in Westminster after Johnson election victory

Political Editor

MPs are returning to a very different House of Commons after the General Election.

Boris Johnson’s new majority of 80 means he won’t have to face the nail biting votes and government defeats of the last two years.

He’s planning to use that new majority for the first time by the end of this week – asking MPs to vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill before they head off for Christmas.

The Labour Party announced that their leadership election wouldn’t start until after Christmas – with Jeremy Corbyn’s successor expected to be in place by the end of March.