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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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Message of the House of Commons

The impeachment of Strafford was instigated by John Pym and other opposition MPs. The charges against him included the accusation that he had advised the King that the Irish army could be used against his English subjects.

This is a message from the House of Commons that they are ready to prove their case against the Earl of Strafford.


Message of the House of Commons


6 March 1641

Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, BRY/2/ff.110