PM suggests moving parliament to York during refurbishment

Relocate both House of Commons and House of Lords to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested.

In 2018, MPs voted to leave the Palace of Westminster while a proposed £5.6billion modernisation of the historic building takes place.

According to reports all the fire, heating, drainage, mechanical and electrical systems need replacing while steam pipes run alongside electrical cables, and the sewage ejector system installed in 1888 is still in use today. Since the start of 2017, over 40,000 problems have been reported at the building.

One of the Palace’s biggest problems is asbestos throughout the building

MPs and peers have been asked to view the planned restoration works and submit their thoughts by 7 August.