September 26, 2019 / 1:15 PM / 25 days ago

UK lawmakers vote against parliament adjourning for Conservative conference

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted on Thursday against adjourning parliament until Oct. 3 for the governing Conservative Party to hold their annual conference.

Parliament began sitting again on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend it for five weeks was unlawful.

Usually parliament has a break during the party political conferences but opposition parties said it should not be adjourned during such a crucial period ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union at the end of October.

Lawmakers voted by 306 to 289 against adjourning parliament. Before the vote, the Conservatives said their conference would go ahead regardless. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)

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