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Summary

  1. John Bercow is re-elected Speaker of the House of Commons
  2. MPs gathered in Parliament for the first time since the general election

Live Reporting

By Aiden James and Esther Webber

All times stated are UK

  1. What happens next?

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    Parliament has adjourned for the day and the date of the State Opening and Queen's Speech has not been confirmed.

    In the meantime, MPs will assemble on Wednesday and Thursday to take the oath of allegiance.

    Members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords are required to take an oath of allegiance to the Crown before they take their seats in Parliament after a general election or by-election and after the death of the monarch.

    Any MP or Member of the House of Lords who objects to swearing an oath can make a solemn affirmation instead. This process is known as swearing in.

    You can find out more from the UK Parliament website.

    So until then, goodbye.

  2. About the Whigs, the Liberals and the Lib Dems

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    Video caption: Anne McElvoy on the ideas of the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith and the Whigs.

    After Tim Farron's comedy stylings, anyone who would like to know more about the Whigs can listen to this broadcast from BBC Radio 4.

    The Whig Party and others reformed as the Liberal Party in 1859. The Liberal Party merged with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats in 1988.

    More from the Liberal Democrat History Group here.

    However, that's not quite the end of the matter, as a party calling itself the Whig Party was launched in 2014.

  3. Commons adjourns

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    And that's it from the Commons, which adjourns until Wednesday, when MPs will be sworn in.

  4. How are Deputy Speakers elected?

    All three of the Deputy Speakers are elected by secret ballot using the single transferable vote system, then votes are allocated to ensure that two of the Deputy Speakers are from a different party to the Speaker’s former party.

    The candidate with the most votes from a different party to the Speaker will become the chairman of ways and means. The candidate with the most votes from the same party as the Speaker will become the first deputy chairman of ways and means.

    The next successful candidate from a different party to the Speaker will become the second deputy chairman of ways and means.

    The votes must be allocated to ensure that, across the four posts of Speaker and their three Deputies, there is at least one man and at least one woman.

    Once elected, Deputy Speakers remain in office until the next general election, unless they resign or otherwise cease to be an MP.

  5. DUP Westminster leader: Interesting times ahead

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    Dodds

    The DUP's leader at Westminster Nigel Dodds says he's glad "things may have changed but you remain in place".

    He pays tribute to those who lost their seats, adding: "We look forward to this Parliament" and "carrying out our responsibilities" including restoring devolved government at Stormont.

    He predicts "interesting times ahead" in which he'll play a "full role".

  6. Plaid and Green Party congratulations for Speaker

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    Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Hywel Williams and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas also congratulate the Speaker.

    Ms Lucas calls John Bercow "a champion of the smaller parties in this House".

  7. Farron welcomes '50% increase' in Lib Dem MPs

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    Tim Farron

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron opens with tributes to those who lost their lives in recent terrorist attacks, as did the previous party leaders who spoke.

    Recalling Cheryl Gillan's speech, he says she made one mistake by saying "we've got rid of nearly all the wigs. Can I say there's 12 of us now and that is a 50% increase".

    Wigs. Whigs. Geddit? No?

    "I'm here all week," he adds.

  8. Re-elected Bercow dragged to Speaker's chair

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    Video caption: Re-elected Bercow dragged to Speaker's chair
  9. Hosie wishes Speaker luck in 'interesting times'

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    Stewart Hosie

    Acting Westminster leader of the SNP, Stewart Hosie, is up next.

    The party has lost its previous Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, who lost his seat in the election to a Conservative.

    MPs Ian Blackford, Joanna Cherry, Drew Hendry and Tommy Sheppard are all vying to succeed Mr Robertson.

    Mr Hosie congratulates the Speaker, and comments that with "no absolute majority in the House, we're in for interesting times".

  10. Corbyn: Democracy can 'throw up some unexpected results'

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    Jeremy Corbyn

    Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn takes his turn, congratulating Ken Clarke, who "seemed to be a very well-established MP when I was first elected to the House 34 years ago".

    He recalls Mr Clarke in a tearoom many years ago, drinking lager and smoking a cigar "while taking a break from a debate on healthy living".

    Mr Corbyn then congratulates the prime minister and invites her to reflect that "democracy is a wondrous thing and can throw up some unexpected results".

    He looks forward to a Queen's Speech "just as soon as the coalition of chaos" is put together.

    Otherwise, he adds, Labour is ready "to provide strong and stable leadership in the national interest".

  11. Dozens of new MPs head to Westminster

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    Video caption: Election 2017: Newly-elected MPs prepare for the Commons
  12. May welcomes 'Mother of the House'

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    Harriet Harman
    Image caption: Harriet Harman welcomed as "Mother of the House"

    Theresa May not only welcomes Father of the House Ken Clarke but breaks with tradition to welcome "the returning mother of the House" - Labour MP Harriet Harman.

    Ms Harman has been the MP for Peckham - later Camberwell and Peckham - since 1982.

    Mrs May says this is "the most diverse and most representative Parliament in our history".

  13. 'At least someone got a landslide'

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    Prime Minister Theresa May speaks next, congratulating John Bercow on his election as Speaker.

    "At least someone got a landslide," she jokes.

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