September 25, 2019 / 9:21 PM / a year ago

Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Wednesday.

He said that parliament would also hold a general debate on “The principles of democracy and the rights of the electorate” on Thursday.

Reporting by William James; editing by Costas Pitas

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