Karl Turner Swears in as MP for East Hull

Karl Turner has been sworn in to Parliament, affirming the oath that all MPs must make if they are to carry out their duties in the House of Commons. 

Members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords are required to take an oath of allegiance to the Crown before they take their seats in Parliament after a General Election or By-Election and after the death of the monarch. Any MP or Member of the House of Lords who objects to swearing an oath can make a solemn affirmation instead. This process is known as swearing in. 

After a general election, the new Parliament is opened by the Royal Commission in the House of Lords, in the presence of Members of both Houses, after which the House of Commons meets to elect a Speaker and the Lords commences oath taking.

Afterwards, Karl Turner said “I am looking forward to getting stuck in to my work as Member of Parliament for the place which I was born and bred, East Hull. It is an honour to represent the people of East Hull and I will work hard to make sure their voice is heard in Westminster”.

Karl was re-elected to Parliament at the General Election with an increased majority of 10,396.

15, Jun, 2017