Exciting Times

MP’s return to Westminster today after the referendum recess and the political landscape has been changed completely. David Cameron is still in office but waiting to leave once the Party elects a new Leader. As for Labour I can hardly keep up with the resignations from the Shadow Cabinet. After the Shadow Foreign Secretary was sacked  and announced in the early hours of Sunday morning there was a steady stream of Shadow Cabinet resignations throughout the day.

My focus will continue to be on providing a good service as a local MP to my constituents. I know a few are upset at the result but that is democracy. I have done what I believe is right for Bury and for Britain.

The Prime Minister is expected to make a statement to the House today and there may well be other emergency business brought before us. The scheduled business starts with questions to the Secretary of State for Defence and the House could then be sitting very late in Committee as it considers the Finance Bill.

Like millions of other I will be hoping England can become the second home nation after Wales to progress to the Quarter Finals of the European Championships.

Finance Bill

Parliament returns today after the Easter recess for the final few weeks of this session which will end in the middle of next month. Outstanding bills will need to be agreed by both Houses and there will inevitably be the usual Parliamentary ping-pong as the House of Commons tries to assert its authority over the House of Lords.

Today, after questions to the Home Secretary the first piece of legislation before the Commons is the Finance Bill which enacts the measures announced in the budget. As is often the case on the first day after any recess I expect there may be one of two statements to update the House on national and international matters. The problems with the steel industry may well be the subject of one such statement.