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Green Party leader Adrian Ramsey sworn in as MP for Waveney Valley
Green Party leader Adrian Ramsey sworn in as MP for Waveney Valley

The four Green Party members, who provided three additional MPs in the last parliamentary term, were sworn in along with a number of new Labour MPs.

Author: Claudia Savage, PAPublished 1 day ago

The Green Party co-leaders were sworn in alongside their party colleagues, while MPs continue to officially take their seats in the House of Commons.

On Tuesday, MPs began the process of taking an oath or pledge of allegiance to the Crown, usually in the order they are first elected.

Loyalty is a legal requirement and MPs cannot take part in debates, vote or receive their salary until they have done so. The same applies to peers in the House of Lords.

On Wednesday, the four Green Party members who provided three additional MPs in the last parliamentary term were sworn in along with a number of new Labour MPs.

Newly elected Green Party co-leaders Carla Denyer (Bristol Central) and Adrian Ramsey (Waveney Valley) were sworn in, along with the party’s MPs for Brighton Pavilion, Sian Perry, and North Herefordshire, Ellie Chowns.

Sorcha-Lucy Eastwood of the Alliance Party was the first newly elected MP to officially take her seat in Parliament after pushing her way to the front to be sworn in on Tuesday.

Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy said before her pledge of allegiance: “I, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, was elected to serve the people of Clapham and Brixton Hill and I take this oath to serve them.”

The new MPs can take their oath on a number of religious texts. The choices on Wednesday include the King James Bible, the Old Testament and the Koran.

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