BRAINTREE'S MP has dismissed concerns about the impending shutdown of Parliament and has called the backlash at the decision "ridiculous".

Conservative Party James Cleverly is fully behind Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliamentary business for five weeks as of Saturday, September 10 and insists the move is normal procedure for a new Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson's Government has been heavily criticised by many opposition parties and even by some Tory MP's, including former chancellor Philip Hammond.

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow also labelled the move a "constitutional outrage".

But Mr Cleverly has hit back at the critics and has accused fellow MPs of deliberately inciting anger over the proroguing of Parliament.

He said: "There have been a lot of ridiculous things said in the last few days.

"I think some politicians are intentionally whipping up anger unfairly and are doing so with a lot of inaccuracies.

"People have got very wound up and agitated because they think this is a deliberate tactic to force through Brexit.

"But as some people have been saying we are well overdue a Queen’s speech and they are quite right. Normally you would have one every year but we have not had one for more than two years."

Mr Cleverly said the move by the Government would allow the Prime Minister time to prepare for the Queen's speech and set out his vision for the country in the coming years.

He also stated the suspension of Parliament would only lead to a few days of sitting being lost and that MPs would still have time to debate Brexit.

Mr Cleverly added: "This decision does not mean we will not try to get an agreement with the EU. But we want to be clear to them, we will be leaving on October 31.

"One of the reasons we haven’t got any movement in negotiations is because people are telling the EU they should dig their heels in so we extend the deadline further or just give up on Brexit.

"This has been counterproductive to getting a deal. If MPs are flexible and work together we can still get a deal through the commons before the deadline.

"I spent my bank holiday weekend talking to my constituents and again the message was very clear, they want this done now. They don’t want months or even years of endless rows about Brexit.

"They want the country to move forward and to see extra police officers and improved GP services."

Boris Johnson will prorogue the Commons until October 14 when a new Queen’s Speech will take place.

Mr Johnson’s decision increases the possibility of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling a no confidence vote.

If the PM is defeated it could lead to a snap general election in the coming months.