Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington has been drawn out first in the Private Members’ Bill Ballot in the House of Commons.
The Member drawn at position one has the first choice of a Private Members' Bill Friday to debate their Bill.
The ballot for Private Members' Bills gives MPs the chance to be one of the first 20 to introduce a Private Members' Bill on a subject of their choice this session. Those drawn higher in the ballot are more likely to get time to debate their Bill and therefore their Bills will have a higher chance of becoming law.
The top 7 will be guaranteed a full day of debate on their bill.
Mark Jenkinson said ‘‘It is a huge privilege as an MP to have been drawn first out of the Private Members Bill ballot. This will secure time in the Commons to move a Bill- as a backbench MP, elected in 2019, representing the Workington constituency, this will be a first for me.
I am presently considering options as regards the content of the Bill I will put forward and I’ll release more details in the coming weeks.’