BORIS Johnson has proposed moving both the House of Commons and House of Lords to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes a major refurbishment.

But do you back such a significant shift in location?

Both Houses of Parliament are due to undergo a multi-billion plan refurbishment, which will involve vacating Westminster for at least six years.

The major overhaul, which is expected to cost about £4billion, would see MPs and peers temporarily move to a different location while the works are carried out.

When the renovation project was first agreed in 2018 both Houses were due to be moved temporarily to other Westminster locations.

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But the independent body overseeing the project has launched a review of the move, and Boris Johnson has suggested a number of alternative locations.

The Prime Minister has written a letter to Parliament’s Restoration and Renewal programme, where he asked for costs to be kept to a minimum.

The letter, seen by The Times, said those leading the project should examine “the full range of options”.

Mr Johnson writes: “Cost should be kept to a minimum (ie no ‘gold plating’). We should also move as quickly as possible.”

The Prime Minister says if a decant of both Houses is required, locations near the Palace of Westminster should be considered.

He wrote “possible locations within London, including Richmond House, the QEII Centre and City Hall” should be examined.

But he urges the committee to consider locations outside of London as well.

Mr Johnson (pictured below) wrote: “However, the review should also consider a possible location outside London.

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“The Government is considering establishing a Government hub in York and it would therefore make sense to consider this as a potential location.”

The Prime Minister added: “The Government does not prejudge any particular outcome.

“The review should determine how the various options should be assessed.

“The location of Parliament is a constitutional issue.

“The views of Parliamentarians will need to be considered carefully, as well as any legislative impact.”

We asked you what you thought, and some suggested Sussex as a potental location.

One reader said: "Move to Brighton, then MPs won't have to travel so far and claim crazy expenses."

Another said: "I vote Crawley. It's struggling now with problems at Gatwick so could do with a boost."

A third said: "Move them to Hove Actually".

What do you think? Vote in our poll above.

At the start of the year the Government announced it was examining whether to permanently move the House of Lords out of London, with York and Birmingham emerging as prime contenders for the move.