First Day of New British Parliament

British members returned to the House of Commons for the first day of the new parliament since the June 8th general election. Prime Minister Theresa May’s… read more

British members returned to the House of Commons for the first day of the new parliament since the June 8th general election. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party received the most party votes, but was short of a full majority in the House of Commons. During this session, Speaker John Bercow was re-elected as speaker and customarily “dragged unwillingly” back to the speaker’s chair -- a custom that dates back hundreds of years when there could be consequences if the Speaker disagreed with a king. Following Mr. Bercow’s re-election, Prime Minister May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivered speeches and welcomed the newly-elected members to the House of Commons. close

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First Day of New British Parliament

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Program ID:
429940-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
Jun 16, 2017 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 18, 2017 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jun 16, 2017 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2017 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2017 | 4:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2017 | 7:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 18, 2017 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 18, 2017 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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