Marco Longhi MP makes parliamentary history

Dudley North MP becomes first ever parliamentarian to ask a question via web link in the virtual Parliament 

Most people just celebrate their birthday with a piece of cake, but for Dudley North MP Marco Longhi, his birthday today is being marked in a very different way.  

As we all stay home, to help protect the NHS and save lives, MP’s too, are engaging in their work virtually and remotely. To ensure social distancing is adhered to, Parliament has introduced a new virtual way for Members of Parliament to question Ministers and hold the Government to account.  

Marco is asking the first question in Wales Questions this morning, ensuring we are strengthening the Union and ensuring that everyone across the whole of the United Kingdom has the support they need during this time of crisis.  

He is the first ever Member of Parliament to be asking a question via the video web app Zoom in Parliament’s history.  

Marco Longhi, Member of Parliament for Dudley North, said:  

I thought I was making history by becoming the first ever Marco to sit in Parliament, as mentioned in my maiden speech, but today marks a huge new development.  
 
I am very excited to be asking a question about strengthening the Union during Wales Questions this morning, virtually in the House of Commons Chamber. 
I’m hoping the technology all goes to plan.  
 
I’ll be celebrating this milestone this evening by tucking into some birthday cake with my family”