Parliament could be closed down by tomorrow night to enable MPs to hit the campaign trail six days early

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Parliament could be closed down by tomorrow night to enable MPs to hit the campaign trail six days early, The Sun has learned.

The Government is working with Commons officials to work out if they can get all outstanding Parliamentary business done before the close of play tomorrow.

Parliament could be closed down by tomorrow night to enable MPs to hit the campaign trail six days early

Currently Parliament is due to be shut down – known as dissolution – next Wednesday, meaning the election campaign would not formally start until Thursday.

No decision has been made on whether it is practically possible to tie everything up by tomorrow night.

But three government sources have confirmed to The Sun that they are looking into plans to wrap everything up tomorrow and are very keen to do so.

One insider said: We are looking at all the business to get done before we all go off. No decisions made yet.

Another source said it is definitely possible to get the outstanding business finished in one day.

It would mean the General Election campaign can begin in earnest on Friday instead of waiting until Thursday.

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg is expected to give a Business Statement later today to confirm when Parliament will close for the election.

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