“Zombie Parliament” – MP Working Hours Reach 25-Year Low Under Rishi Sunak

According to new reports, Members of Parliament’s working hours have reached a 25-year low under the supervision of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Parliamentary Critique

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Concerns have sparked over a so-called “Zombie Parliament” insinuating that MPs aren’t bothering to turn up to the benches for important discussions.

Historic Low

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Reports claim that working hours for Members of Parliament in the House of Commons have reached a 25-year low under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative government.

Record Decline

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The average duration of a sitting day in the House of Commons during the present parliamentary session stands at 7 hours and 9 minutes. 

Decline in Hours Since New Labour

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The new hours mark a notable decrease compared to the average duration observed since 1997 when New Labour assumed power.

Shortened Sessions

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Observations indicate that parliamentary sittings are concluding earlier than usual, with instances of adjournment from the Speaker occurring hours ahead of the customary schedule.

Hunt’s Excuse for Zombie Parliament

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Despite these revelations, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stressed how the main matter of importance is whether the MPs are working hard in their constituencies rather than in the Houses of Commons.

Hunt Claims MPs Working Harder Than Ever

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Hunt insisted that “the most important thing is how hard MPs are working in their constituencies,” before claiming that, from his experience, MPs have never worked harder.

Hunt Backs MPs “Hard” Work

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Hunt claimed that “certainly when it comes to Conservative MPs, I’ve never seen a Parliament where Conservative MPs have worked harder than this Parliament.”

Prime Minister Defends Workrate

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Despite the Prime Minister declaring in a statement that his government were focusing their days on “a packed legislative agenda,” some recent days in the House of Commons have lasted less than 4.5 hours.

Polls Show Low Confidence In Prime Minister

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Confidence in the Prime Minister and his Party has reached significant lows in recent weeks as shown by a recent Ipsos poll that revealed a landslide Labour victory is on the cards.

Public to Vote Out Conservatives

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The Ipsos poss revealed that only 20% of the public would vote for the Conservatives if the general election was called this month.

Tory MPs Question Sunak

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Questions among Tory MPs have been raised about the Party’s confidence in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his ability to fight off a predicted Labour landslide.

Potential Care-Taker Prime Minister

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Recent reports declared that discussions had been in place by certain Tory politicians to discuss a potential caretaker Prime Minister as a replacement for Sunak before the election.

Concerns Raised About Legislation

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Penny Mordaunt was recently asked by the Shadow Leader of the House about the lack of motivation from Conservative MPs to pass new legislation in the House of Commons.

Government “Running Scared”

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Shadow Leader of the House, Lucy Powell, said: “Despite the King’s Speech being only a few months ago, the government seem to be running scared from their own legislative programme.”

Powell’s Concern About Flagship Bills

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Powell went on to ask Mordaunt, “Where have all their flagship Bills gone?” to which Mordaunt flipped the question onto Labour’s side.

Mordaunt Flips the Coin

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When asked about the government’s “energy” towards passing new legislation, Mordaunt replied, “I am afraid that it is the Opposition (Labour) who are the zombies in this Chamber.”

Government’s Response

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In response to Powell’s inquiries, Penny Mordaunt dismissed allegations of legislative inertia, asserting that the government remains committed to its legislative program.

Opposition’s Role

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According to Mordaunt, the Opposition’s lack of engagement and opposition during parliamentary proceedings has led to early adjournments, not the Conservatives.

Public Want Bums On Seats

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With the blame of a “Zombie Parliament” being thrown from one party to the other, the only question the public wants to know is when will MPs get back on their benches.

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