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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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Origins of Parliament

The development of Parliament over one thousand years, from the Anglo-Saxon Witan to the reign of Elizabeth I

Birth of parliament

The modern British Parliament is one of the oldest continuous representative assemblies in the world

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What Parliament does, its role in UK politics, and relationship with Government, the Crown and Europe

Parliament's role