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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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View the 2024 general election results.

The Vote and Beyond: a History

Women and the Vote

From peaceful campaigning to militant tactics, the fight for women's voting rights lasted many years. Find out more about how their goals were achieved.

Women and the House of Lords

After women were allowed into the Commons, the battle moved to the House of Lords. But it was not until 1958 that women were finally allowed to sit in the Lords.

The VOTE 100 Project

Vote 100 is Parliament's project to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and several other anniversaries.

Women in Parliament: Art

Explore images of Women in Parliament from the Parliamentary Art Collection as part of Parliament Week 2013.