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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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Dissolution of Parliament 2024

30 May 2024

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Dissolution is the official term for the end of a 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 House of Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

Members of the House of Lords retain their positions as they are appointed.

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