Find out what happens at Parliament, how your MP represents you and how Parliament checks up on the work of Government.
What Parliament does, its role in UK politics, and its relationship with Government, the Crown and Europe
Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law.
Find out more about the work of Parliament, its history and traditions.
This section explains the different sorts of parliamentary elections and how the constituency system works.
What happens in Parliament on a regular basis, including Question Time, Ministerial Statements and Early Day Motions.
Find out the difference between Bills and Acts, types of Bills and what stages they go through to become law.
Explanation of the main types of committees: Select, Joint and General.
Key business and ceremonial events - both regular and occasional - punctuate the parliamentary year.
Descriptions and explanations of the different types of parliamentary publications.
Information on the work, governance and administration of the House of Commons
How does a Bill become an Act? Our guide shows a Bill's journey through Parliament - find out what happens at each stage
Resources for 7-18 year olds explaining how Parliament works.
Learn about the history of Parliament's role
News, events and research from the UK Parliament on women’s rights and representation – yesterday and today