WORTHING MP Sir Peter Bottomley is one of the first politicians to accede to the new monarch, King Charles III. who swore allegiance.
Worthing West MP Sir Peter swore to the new king at the ceremony that took place on Saturday 10 September to proclaim the new monarch.
As the father of the House of Commons, the Conservative MP is first behind Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to pledge allegiance and ahead of new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
The Father of the House is a ceremonial title bestowed upon the male MP who has served the longest continuous service in the House of Commons.
Sir Peter has been an MP for Worthing West since 1997, having previously been MP for West Woolwich in London from 1975.
The deputies swear to King Charles III. the allegiance when he is proclaimed king after the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday 8 September.
The national proclamation is to be followed tomorrow by the regional proclamations.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21261216.sussex-mp-among-first-swear-allegiance-king-charles/?ref=rss The Sussex MP was among the first to pledge allegiance to King Charles