Parliament is dissolved
Dissolution of Parliament
At 00.01am on Wednesday 6 November, Parliament was dissolved. Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the dissolution of Parliament must happen 25 days before a general election.
The last session of Parliament began with the Queen's Speech on 14 October 2019 and lasted three weeks and two days.
In that time MPs said goodbye to Speaker John Bercow and elected Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, sat on a Saturday for the first time since 1982 and passed legislation for an early parliamentary general election.