Remembrance

Parliament Pays Respects With Special Armistice Service

MPs and Lords gathered at the same church as their predecessors had done on the first day of peace in 1918.

Members of Parliament have marked the centenary of the end of the First World War with a special service of remembrance, just as their predecessors had done on the first day of peace in 1918.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sat next to each other for the service at St Margaret's Church opposite the Palace of Westminster.

Commons Speaker John Bercow was among those who addressed the congregation.

He read out the words of then Prime Minister Lloyd George who called on fellow Parliamentarians to join him for a service at St Margaret's on November 11, 1918.

"I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars."

Commons Speaker John Bercow at special service of remembrance
Commons Speaker John Bercow read out the words of then Prime Minister Lloyd George from November 11, 1918.

The First World War saw 264 MPs serving in the forces, with 22 being killed. In the Lords, 323 Peers went to war, with 24 dying in the conflict.