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NEW PARLIAMENT

A LIVELY ATMOSPHERE

OVATIPN FOR MR. MsACDONALD

IiATLESS WOMEN LABOUR MEMBERS.

(bkiiid' push jmocutiok.—eoMßiaiT.)

(MUTIR'a miUKAM.)

(Received 9th . January, 2 p.m.)

•LONDON, Bth January.

• The House of Commons opened with a crowded attendance. The atmosphere was lively in anticipation, though bo-day's business was formal. Tip East End Labour members arrived'escorted by charabancs of partisans, who enlivened the city en route with rattles, cheering and;singing "The Red Flag." .•• Lady Terrington was the first woman to appear. The women Labour member* entered hatless, which is an unprecer dented thing. Mrs. Philipson waß the only Conservative woman member present. ■ : . .■

Mr. Baldwin was received with Labour jeers and cries: "He is back again." Mr. Macdonald received an ovation from his supporters. l In Mr. Asquith's absence, owing to a chilly Mr. Lloyd George took Mr. A»quith's place, and engaged Mr. Macdonald in conversation. ' There were some derisive Labour cries when Mr. Macdonald joined Mr. Baldwin in the procession to the House of Lords to hear the King's request to elect a Speaker. After Mr. Whitley's election the House adjourned.

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NEW PARLIAMENT, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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NEW PARLIAMENT Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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