We’ve won! Harriet was elected deputy leader of the Labour Party with 50.43% of the vote. I’ve been responsible for the website of the campaign that has at least played a small part in the successful result. Harriet defeated Alan Johnson in the final round, after Blears, then Hain, Benn and Cruddas were eliminated. I’m very happy to have played a small role in the successful effort! Full details on the Labour website.
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How opposition parties can engineer a later general election, but get the election called before prorogation of Parliament
So Keen is saying that Parliament could have known it would have been prorogued and hence could have acted to prevent it... through primary legislation.
But all the Benn Bill stuff was done post-decision to prorogue. And the order to prorogue was rushed to Queen within 24h.
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