September 25, 2019 / 7:08 PM / a month ago

UK government will seek recess for Conservative Conference: source

A car carrying British Prime Minister Boris Johnson drives past the main entrance of the Houses of Parliament as people demonstrate outside, in London, Britain September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will ask lawmakers on Thursday to approve a motion that would temporarily shut parliament to allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s governing Conservative Party to hold its annual conference next week, a source said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said the government would put forward motion to call a recess. Conservative conference is due to run from Sept. 29 until Oct. 2. Any such motion would be subject to the approval of lawmakers in parliament.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James

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