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General election 2024

23 May 2024

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A general election will take place on Thursday 4 July. Before this, Parliament was prorogued on Friday 24 May and will be dissolved on Thursday 30 May. Neither House nor their committees will then meet until after the election.  

Members of the House of Commons will cease to be Members of Parliament once dissolution happens. Members of the House of Lords are appointed and retain their positions.

The new Parliament will first meet on Tuesday 9 July, when members begin to take the oath and the House of Commons will elect a Speaker. The Royal Approbation ceremony for the Speaker-elect will also take place in the House of Lords chamber.

The State Opening of Parliament is expected to take place on 17 July.