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Sir Henry Bellingham has withdrawn from the Speaker race. As it stands there are now eight candidates.
All candidates will have to put in a valid nomination by 10:30am on Monday to be eligible to stand for Speaker.
Each candidate has to sign a statement and have the signatures of between 12 and 15 MPs “of whom not fewer than three shall be Members elected to the House as members of any party other than that to which the candidate belongs or members of no party”.
BBC reports the Queen’s Speech will be on October 14th. Parliament to be prorogued after two week sitting in September.
Prorogation brings to an end nearly all parliamentary business. Public Bills may be carried over from one session to the next, subject to agreement
Motions lapse when the House becomes prorogued, questions which have not been answered fall, nothing more will happen with them. If they have not been answered then they will stay unanswered. No motions or questions can be tabled during a prorogation.