James Sunderland pays tribute to MPs leaving Parliament

James Sunderland speaks at Business of the House questions to pay tribute to all MPs who are leaving Parliament and highlight the privilege of serving in Westminster which works best when people work together by consensus to make the country a better place.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

I wish you all the very best in your future life, Madam Deputy Speaker.

I thank the Leader of the House for her weekly feast of “Penny TV” every Thursday, which keeps many colleagues and constituents inspired and enthused. Will she join me in paying tribute to all those who are leaving this place at the end of this Parliament by agreeing that the privilege of serving in Westminster is, in reality, about good people working together by consensus and as a team to make the country a better place, and doing their very best under huge pressure?

The Leader of the House of Commons (Penny Mordaunt)

I thank my hon. Friend for his kind words. All the issues raised in these sessions are very important, but so is morale, and I hope that we have all contributed to it in these sessions. He is right that these sessions quite often show the best of this House, not just this week but in previous weeks. I hope that that encourages people to consider whether they might be able to serve in this place.