Michael Bryan 16, uses 'longest word' in Parliament

A BOURNEMOUTH schoolboy has made history after using the longest word ever spoken in the House of Commons.

Michael Bryan, 16, said the 45-letter word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis during a youth select committee.

The word, a form of lung disease, is the longest in the Oxford dictionary - and now it is officially the longest ever spoken in the Commons.

Michael, who will be studying six A-levels at Wimborne's Canford School, hopes to attend Oxford University before eventually becoming an MP.

He said: "It is a real word. It is a lung disease which can be caused by being around volcanoes too much."

The previous House of Commons record for the longest spoken word was held by Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

He used the 29-letter word floccinaucinihilipilification, which means the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.