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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Lord Coe: Olympic running shoes

Running shoes worn by Sebastian Coe (Lord Coe) at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

Loaned to the 'Parliament and the Olympics' exhibition in Westminster Hall in 2010, by Lord Coe.


Lord Coe: Olympic running shoes