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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Peers' First World War Memorial

This statue stands as a memorial to Members of the House of Lords who died in the First World War. Sculpted by John Tweed in 1932 this memorial, originally sited in the Royal Gallery, was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on 10 March 1932.

The memorial depicts a youth offering up his sword to his country. The memorial is inscribed 'in piam memoriam 1914-1919' translated as 'in pious memory 1914-1919'.

Location: Black Rod's Garden


Peers' First World War Memorial

Catalogue number

WOA S266