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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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The Government runs the country and has responsibility for developing and implementing policy and for drafting laws. It is also known as the Executive.

The Government is usually formed by the party that gains the most seats in the House of Commons at a general election. It is headed by the Prime Minister who appoints government ministers. Members of the Government sit in Parliament and are accountable to it.

Government departments and their agencies are responsible for putting government policy into practice.

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Who works in Parliament?