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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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Erskine May

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Thomas Erskine May's guide to parliamentary practice is properly entitled 'A treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament' but it is commonly referred to as Erskine May (or simply 'May'). It is generally held to be the most authoritative reference book on parliamentary procedure.

First published in 1844, when Thomas Erskine May was Assistant Librarian, it is now in its 25th edition.

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