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The UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and propose new laws, and can scrutinise government policies by asking ministers questions about current issues either in the Commons Chamber or in Committees.

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New Member of Parliament for Wakefield
Simon Lightwood of the Labour Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Wakefield in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 23 June 2022 
24 June 2022
New Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton
Richard Foord of the Liberal Democrat Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 23 June 2022
24 June 2022
Coming up in the Commons 27 June -1 July
Find out of what’s coming up in the House of Commons Chamber 27 June- 1 July
24 June 2022
Justice Minister and Crown Prosecution Service questioned on Victims Bill
Justice Committee  examines pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill
24 June 2022
Education Committee questions Bradford and Solihull councils on the safeguarding failures and murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson
Education Committee examines the failures of Solihull and Bradford councils
24 June 2022
Experts on international law questioned on Northern Ireland Protocol legality
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee examines Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol
24 June 2022
Lords debates standards of behaviour and honesty in political life
Members discuss the impact on the democratic process from a reduction in standards in political life. Catch up
24 June 2022
Minister questioned on Government’s Seafood Fund 
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines the government’s £100m programme for the seafood sector
24 June 2022
Culture change needed at the Ministry of Defence to ensure SMEs in Scotland receive a fair share of defence contracts
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes Defence in Scotland Report
24 June 2022
Environment Secretary questioned on water quality, biodiversity, waste reduction and more
Environmental Audit Committee hold a one-off session with Rt Hon George Eustice MP
23 June 2022
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