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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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Download our poster

Some of the most interesting facts about the Elizabeth Tower, available for you to download and use at home or school. 

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Big Ben guide book

This book tells the story of the iconic tower, the Great Clock and bell which became known as 'Big Ben'. Contains over 130 images and illustrations.

Big Ben guide book

Virtual tours of Parliament

Take an interactive tour up the Elizabeth Tower. Move from room to room, view 360 degree images and investigate highlighted objects