What will happen to party conferences if MPs cancel the autumn recess?
Politics Explained: MPs could vote to cancel the annual autumn recess for constitutional battles over Brexit, but how will his affect gatherings of the party faithful?
In the latest attempt to stop Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit in just over two-and-a-half months, MPs are now said to be considering extending the parliamentary time available for more constitutional battles in the House of Commons.
The proposed suggestion is that when MPs return revitalised from their summer break, rebels will turn their attention to amending the usually mundane motion required for the the chamber to break once again in mid-September for the annual party conference season.
Typically, Westminster goes into recess during this period for three weeks and returns in October. It occurs so that MPs can decamp the Commons chamber and travel to gatherings of party members across the country.