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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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About MPs, Lords & officers



Find out what MPs do, how they are elected and how you can contact them.


About the House of Lords

This section outlines further information on the role and work of the House of Lords.


Principal Officers and staff

Learn more about the main people in Parliament: including the Speaker, the Lord Speaker, and Government and Opposition roles.

Virtual Tours of Parliament

Virtual tours of Parliament

Parliament is developing a series of virtual tours. The first of these is a visit to the House of Commons Chamber and surrounding rooms. This tour uses Flash Player.

Parliament and women

News, events and research from the UK Parliament on women’s rights and representation – yesterday and today