The Liberal Democrats have called out Boris Johnson's "criminal actions", as his move to prorogue parliament was ruled to be illegal by the Supreme Court.
North West Liberal Democrats MEP Jane Brophy said:
"Democracy has been a real buzzword for Boris Johnson in recent years. Now we know he closed down Parliament illegally. Irony is alive and kicking.
"We may be used to exceptional headlines over the last few years, but that should not detract from just how significant this is.
"Our own Prime Minister tried to silence our lawmakers. His criminal actions will not wash with British people in the coming election.
"With Labour in a mess, the Lib Dems are the only party strong enough and focussed enough to take on the Tories and stand up for hard-working Northerners."