One of Norfolk's MPs has taken a swipe at the monarchy in having to take an oath of allegiance to the King  - saying he hopes the nation will become a republic.

As he was sworn in at the House of Commons, Labour MP Clive Lewis, who retained Norwich South in last week's general election, said: "I take this oath under protest and in the hope that one day my fellow citizens will democratically decide to live in a republic."

Members of both Houses of Parliament are required by law to take an oath of allegiance to the Crown.

MPs cannot take their seat, speak in debates, vote or receive a salary until taking the oath or affirmation.

They could also be fined £500 and have their seat declared vacant "as if they were dead", if they attempted to do so.

Clive Lewis retained Norwich South in the general electionClive Lewis retained Norwich South in the general election (Image: Emily Goodwin)

READ MORE: Norfolk and Waveney General Election 2024: Full result list

The general election saw major changes to the political landscape of Norfolk and Waveney.

Reform UK's Rupert Lowe won in Great Yarmouth, while Green Adrian Ramsay was victorious in the new Waveney Valley constituency.

Labour won in Norwich North, South Norfolk, South West Norfolk and Lowestoft, the Liberal Democrats took North Norfolk and the Conservatives retained Broadland and Fakenham, Mid Norfolk and North West Norfolk.