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Updates

19 July 2017

Labour MP Roger Godsiff MP tweeted that he Republic's #PeoplesOath campaign, labelling the oath 'archaic' and 'undemocratic'

19 July 2017

Roger Godsiff MP tweeted that he wants the oath to be changed to allow him to swear allegiance to his constituents, or to people of the UK, not to the Queen

15 July 2017

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22 June 2017

As a republican, Labour MP for Manchester Withington Jeff Smith made his affirmation in order to serve his constituents

22 June 2017

Labour MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, made her affirmation in order to serve her constituents

16 June 2017

Labour MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, made a heartfelt dedication to his constituents

16 June 2017

As long as being an MP means pledging loyalty to an unelected head of state, our parliamentary system will remain undemocratic, writes Kate Flood.

15 June 2017

Labour MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson, called for an elected head of state before taking the oath to serve his constituents

15 June 2017

Labour MP for North West Durham, Laura Pidcock, took the affirmation to in order represent the interests of her constituents

15 June 2017

Alex Sobel, Labour and Cooperative MP for Leeds North West, tweeted after taking the oath that the oath should make reference to serving constituents

15 June 2017

Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, tweeted that she would have preferred to pledge allegiance to 'The People'

15 June 2017

Since the weekend 5000 people have joined calls for parliament to establish a new oath of allegiance, so that MPs pledge their allegiance to the people, not to the Queen.

14 June 2017

Paul Flynn MP tweeted that the oath is 'illogical' and called for their to be an option for MPs to swear allegiance to their constituents

14 June 2017

Labour MP for Newport West, Paul Flynn, took the oath under protest

14 June 2017

Richard Burgon MP took the affirmation in order to represent his constituents

8 June 2017

And a new oath will be a timeless reminder of the value this nation puts in democracy, writes Republic CEO, Graham Smith.

6 June 2017

Republic launches petition calling calling on the UK parliament to establish a new oath of allegiance, so that MPs pledge their allegiance to the people, not to the Queen.