|Date||Friday, 7 July 1913|
Redmond pleads with Nationalist MPs to attend House of Commons
Fears are voiced about the Government’s House of Commons majority
John Redmond has made an impassioned plea to his fellow nationalist MPs to continue to attend Westminster as the current Parliamentary Session enters its last three weeks.
Attendance at votes in the House of Commons has declined in recent weeks and the Tory Party has made a concerted effort to exploit this fact. The Tories called a ‘snap division’ on the War Office vote and, when the votes were counted, the government majority was reduced to just 33 votes.