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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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Portcullis

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The crowned portcullis is the official emblem or logo of the UK Parliament. It is an image of a grilled gate of the type found on medieval castles with a crown on top. It has been formally authorised as a royal badge and is subject to terms and conditions of use. The portcullis symbol is used to identify official parliamentary publications and correspondence from MPs and members of the House of Lords. 

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