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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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Parliamentarians and staff in the War

Centenary publication about Parliament and the First World War
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Learn about the role of Parliament and its people during the First World War

Parliamentary staff in the First World War
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Explore the Parliamentary collections for documents and images about Parliamentary staff who served in the First World War

Written portraits of Parliamentarians during the First World War
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A selection of Parliamentarians and staff who served during the First World War

Parliamentarians in the First World War
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Who were the key decision makers that guided Britain through the First World War? This interactive painting introduces the key politicians of the era

Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial
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Discover the fascinating but little-known history of Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial.

Women in Parliament during the First and Second World Wars
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Find out how a shortage of men gave women unexpected opportunities to work in Parliament during the First and Second World Wars with this video lecture.

Lives of the First World War

Parliament has partnered with Lives of the First World War to helpbring material from museums, libraries, archives and family collections from across the world together in one place. Help IWMlink together items you may haveto start telling the stories of those who served in uniform and worked on the home front.

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