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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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House of Commons

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.

All the latest news from the House of Commons.

Speaker News: Lookback at the week commencing 8 July 2024
This week on Tuesday 8 July, Sir Lindsay Hoyle was re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons for a second term. The House assembled in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 2.30pm ready for Father of the House, Sir Edward Leigh to chair proceedings. 
15 July 2024
Coming up in the Commons 15-19 July
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 15-19 July
12 July 2024
New Parliament
The new Parliament began on Tuesday 9 July.
04 July 2024
State Opening of Parliament 2024
The State Opening of Parliament takes place on Wednesday 17 July.
04 July 2024
The large wooden doors of the House of Commons Chamber in the centre of the picture. blurred images of people in the centre and at either side of the door.
What happens next in the House of Commons
What happens in the House of Commons after the general election
04 July 2024
Standards Committee publish report on how MPs’ standards and conduct are regulated
The House of Commons Standards Committee publishes a report into how MPs’ standards and conduct are regulated.
29 May 2024
Government responds to WEC calls for accessible product design by default
Government responds to WEC calls for accessible product design by default, including for bank cards and websites to empower disabled consumers
29 May 2024
MPs hear that community pharmacy funding model is ‘broken’
Health and Social Care Committee publishes pharmacy report
29 May 2024
Publication of Report: The work of the Transport Committee in the 2019 Parliament
Transport Committee publishes a short report outlining work that could be taken forward by the new Committee in the next Parliament
28 May 2024
We must fundamentally change the way we think about Artificial Intelligence
We must fundamentally change the way we think about Artificial Intelligence , says Science and Technology Committee
28 May 2024
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What's on

What's on in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Tuesday 16 July 2024

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Contact the House of Commons Enquiry Service

The House of Commons Enquiry Service provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

  • Telephone: 0800 112 4272 (Freephone) or 020 7219 4272
  • Email: hcenquiries@parliament.uk
  • Text relay:  Dial 18001 followed by our full number

Our telephone enquiry service is open between 10am-12 midday and 2pm-4pm (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays).

Publications

The House of Commons Enquiry Service produces a series of free publications which you can read online, or contact us to request copies.

House of Commons on Twitter

Follow @HouseofCommons for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber.

EDM database

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. The EDM database contains up-to-date information on the latest EDMs and signatures added to existing EDMs.

EDM database

Members' financial interests

MPs must register any financial or non-financial interests that might reasonably be thought to influence their actions.

Members' financial interests