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Dissolution of 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 Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Speaker's Office

The Speaker acts as chairman during debates in the House of Commons, calls MPs to speak and sees that the rules laid down by the House are observed.

The Speaker

The holder of this office is an MP who has been elected to be Speaker by other Members of Parliament.

The Speaker is the chief officer and highest authority of the House of Commons and must remain politically impartial at all times. The Speaker also represents the Commons to the monarch, the Lords and other authorities and chairs the House of Commons Commission.

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