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The Story of Parliament

How Parliament works today is very different from how it worked when it began over 700 years ago. It has evolved so that everyone can have a say in how the UK is run and who runs it.

The Story of Parliament is central to the story of democracy in the UK. Parliament continues to evolve, and you can play a part in shaping the Parliament of the future. This booklet describes some of the milestones and dramatic events that have shaped, and continue to shape, life in the UK.