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Representative of the voters to a parliament

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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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General election 2019: West Worcestershire politics students grill candidates

Politics students put four potential MPs on the spot in Worcestershire.
BBC News - Published

Lesotho MPs brawl in parliament over mohair

They started throwing things during a dispute over the country's wool and mohair industry.
BBC News - Published

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Protesters celebrate as Lebanon parliament session postponed [Video]Protesters celebrate as Lebanon parliament session postponed

Demonstrators had sought to prevent MPs attending the planned session, which, they say, neglected protesters' demands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Lorraine Kelly: Modern politics is toxic and divisive [Video]Lorraine Kelly: Modern politics is toxic and divisive

Lorraine Kelly said the current political climate - where female MPs are standing down because of intimidation - was concerning. The TV host was speaking at the ITV Palooza event in London. She is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Davey: Farage is toxic to many Conservative voters [Video]Davey: Farage is toxic to many Conservative voters

Sir Ed Davey has called Nigel Farage "toxic to many Conservative voters" as he gave his opinion on the Brexit Party leader's decision to not stand his MPs in Conservative constituencies. But, the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published

Farage says Brexit Party candidates were stood down 'to stop Lib Dems getting in' [Video]Farage says Brexit Party candidates were stood down 'to stop Lib Dems getting in'

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his party's decision not to field candidates in constituencies with Conservative MPs was motivated by his fear that doing so would help Liberal Democrats get..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks [Video]UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks

Country set for snap election, but some are dissuaded from running after crimes against MPs doubled last year and parliamentary report found "commonplace" abuse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament' [Video]Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament'

Jeremy Corbyn says, "many people in our country have grown weary of politics", blaming the behaviour of MPs and "shouting matches in Parliament. Speaking in Telford, the Labour leader said: "I'm not..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle? [Video]Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow [Video]Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Politics: The state of the parties as election campaigning begins [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as election campaigning begins

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as MPs ready themselves for a General Election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP [Video]John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP

John Bercow has been accused of "defending the indefensible" to the "fag end" of his tenure as Speaker during a furious Commons bust-up. The Speaker became embroiled in the row with long-term nemesis..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow [Video]MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow

MPs including Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, Shadow Leader of the House Valerie Vaz, Conservative MP Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) and SNP Shadow Leader of the House Pete Wishart all pay..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Which major MPs will not be standing at the 2019 general election? [Video]Which major MPs will not be standing at the 2019 general election?

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan is the latest high-profile MP to declare she will not stand in the looming December general election. We take a look at some of the other prestigious names stepping down..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election [Video]Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election

Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:14Published

MPs vote to approve pre-Christmas general election [Video]MPs vote to approve pre-Christmas general election

Legislation for an early general election on December 12 has cleared the Commons after MPs voted in favour by 438 to 20, majority 418.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Corbyn and Labour set to back December general election [Video]Corbyn and Labour set to back December general election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met. Jeremy Corbyn told his shadow cabinet Labour would launch the "most ambitious..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Boris Johnson to push on with attempt to secure general election [Video]Boris Johnson to push on with attempt to secure general election

Boris Johnson is to push on with his effort to secure a pre-Christmas general election after MPs rejected his third attempt to go to the country. The Prime Minister failed to get the two-thirds..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Government fails to force snap general election on December 12 [Video]Government fails to force snap general election on December 12

The Government has failed to force a snap general election on December 12, as MPs voted 299 to 70 in favour of the motion - short of the required two-thirds Commons majority. Prime Minister Boris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Politics: The state of the parties as Brexit is delayed [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Brexit is delayed

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the Brexit process is extended to January 31 and MPs vote on a December general election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

When could the UK have a general election? [Video]When could the UK have a general election?

Boris Johnson has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to another general election. The Prime Minister said there would be more time allocated for the Commons to look..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Boris Johnson calls for December election [Video]Boris Johnson calls for December election

Boris Johnson has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to an election. The Prime Minister said there would be more time allocated for the Commons to look at his deal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Boris Johnson says he awaits EU move on Brexit delay after parliament defeat [Video]Boris Johnson says he awaits EU move on Brexit delay after parliament defeat

The UK PM told parliament he still wants Brexit to happen on October 31 after MPs dealt a major blow to his plan.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:40Published

Brexit: What happens next? [Video]Brexit: What happens next?

Boris Johnson’s dream of leaving the EU on Halloween with a Brexit deal has been dealt a serious blow, and he has told MPs he will now “pause” the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). So, what does..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:57Published

Corbyn offers to work with Government on Brexit Bill timetable [Video]Corbyn offers to work with Government on Brexit Bill timetable

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responds to the defeat of Government's Brexit deal timetable by telling MPs: "We warned on Saturday that if the House passes the Government's deal, it'd be a disaster for..

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Devon anthrax hoaxer jailed for targeting female MPs

Richard Hayes was jailed for sending packages of white power to 16 victims, the majority women.
BBC News - Published

Japan MPs try on their earthquake helmets

The politicians donned their collapsible plastic helmets as part of a drill in parliament.
BBC News - Published

Japan MPs' disaster helmet drill sparks Twitter debate

Some Japanese lawmakers giggled this week during a drill to practice the use of disaster prevention helmets, at least one of which was put on backwards, prompting Twitter users to question if they were..
Reuters - Published

Labour MPs free to campaign for either Brexit or Remain if second referendum happens, McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor refuses to say which side he will back but says he will not follow Jeremy Corbyn in staying neutral
Independent - Published

Lebanese parliament session expected to be postponed: parliamentary sources

A Lebanese parliament session is expected to be postponed on Tuesday because protests had prevented MPs from arriving, two parliamentary sources said, torpedoing the first session since demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

General Election 2019: 'MPs need to do more for communities'

Regulars trying to save their village pub in Warwickshire want politicians to do more to help rural communities.
BBC News - Published

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party mulls pulling MPs from parliament

A pro-Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey's parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government's decision to oust 24..
Reuters - Published

General election: UK on course for record number of ethnic minority MPs, new analysis suggests

But Labour Friends of India hits out at party's shortage of Indian-heritage candidates
Independent - Published

Government funding for 'left behind' towns being spent in wealthier Tory marginals, analysis reveals

More than half of towns set to benefit from £3.6bn fund are held by Tory MPs, despite vast majority of poorest areas being in Labour constituencies
Independent - Published

Labour candidate 'not fit to be MP', libel case told

Former Redcar MP claims union libelled her in 2017 Skwawkbox blog post
Independent - Published

The Brexit Party's decision to only stand against Labour MPs probably won't change much

Tactical Voting: The bulk of seats in play won't be affected
Independent - Published

General election: Boris Johnson tries to get Tory campaign back on track after day of gaffes and mishaps

Prime minister addresses rally after ministerial resignation and series of apologies from his MPs
Independent - Published

General Election 2019: Labour bans three MPs from standing for party

Chris Williamson, Roger Godsiff and Stephen Hepburn have not been endorsed as candidates by the NEC.
BBC News - Published

Justice system 'may not cope' with impact of Boris Johnson's 20,000 extra police officers, MPs warn

Public Accounts Committee raises alarm over capacity to deal with increased prosecutions and prison sentences
Independent - Published

Chinese government officials confiscating papers and getting events cancelled at British universities, report warns

Battle to recruit students must not outweigh 'risks' to academic freedom, MPs say
Independent - Published

General election: Ministers demand action from social media to protect candidates from abusive trolls

People who abuse would-be MPs online should face consequences, Boris Johnson's cabinet agrees
Independent - Published

Bury: EFL should apologise and pay reparations to expelled club, say MPs

A select committee inquiry says the English Football League should "share the blame" for Bury's financial decline.
BBC News - Published

Lindsay Hoyle wins the race to succeed John Bercow, by being the most anyone-but-Bercow candidate

Days after spending long hours worshipping John Bercow, MPs went wild as his would-be replacements took it in turns to denounce him
Independent - Published

UK MPs elect Bercow's successor as Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle was elected by MPs after four rounds of voting.
BBC News - Published

British government 'driving refugees to use deadly smuggling routes' with migration policies, MPs find

Essex lorry tragedy must act as wake-up call after almost 19,000 deaths in Mediterranean, report says
Independent - Published

Greece: Migrant camps 'on edge of catastrophe', EU watchdog says

As conditions are described as “abysmal”, Greek MPs back moves to speed up migrant deportations.
BBC News - Published

Labour MP suspended from parliament over cocaine and prostitutes scandal

Labour's Keith Vaz has been suspended from the Commons for six months after MPs approved a recommendation punishing him for "expressing willingness" to buy cocaine for two sex workers.
Independent - Published

General election: Boris Johnson accused of suppressing secret report on Russian meddling in Brexit vote and UK polls

Investigation by a committee of MPs concluded two weeks ago – but Downing Street won't say if it will be published before election
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's prison pledges will not address safety 'crisis', MPs find

Justice Committee accuses government of failing to address long-term problems with 'policy by press release' announcements
Independent - Published

Outrage over right-wing Euro-MPs' Kashmir visit

It is the first international group to visit the region since it was stripped of its autonomy.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson election win will leave MPs with 'three or four months' to prevent no-deal Brexit, says leading academic

Request for longer transition period must be made by June 2020 - and MPs cannot 'trigger the asking for an extension'
Independent - Published

British MPs back 12 December election

The UK is set for a pre-Christmas poll after MPs vote to back it following months of deadlock over Brexit.
BBC News - Published

Why Brexit is pushing the UK towards an early general election

MPs vote for a general election to be held on 12 December in an attempt to break Brexit deadlock.
BBC News - Published

General election to happen in December as MPs vote to pass bill

Boris Johnson has secured a pre-Christmas election after MPs passed a bill for an early general election.
Independent - Published

Tory ministers accused of 'failing' Grenfell residents after rejecting calls for contamination tests around block

Government accused of 'complacent and patronising attitude' towards those living around tower after it dismissed MPs' calls to set up biomonitoring scheme following reports of 'Grenfell cough'
Independent - Published

UK PM to make fresh general election bid

Boris Johnson will try for a fourth time to secure an early poll, after MPs rejected his plan.
BBC News - Published

British MPs reject early election plan again

MPs vote to reject 12 December election plan - but Boris Johnson is set to try again for a pre-Christmas poll.
BBC News - Published

Sir John Curtice: Do voters really want another general election?

MPs are deciding whether the UK should have a third election in just four years.
BBC News - Published

Consumers left 'cashless' and 'cut off' by unacceptable IT failures, say MPs

With ever more people relying on online banking, MPs call on financial institutions to improve accountability to customers
Independent - Published

UK MPs to decide on December election call

MPs will vote on whether to back an election while EU ambassadors meet to agree on a Brexit delay.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: EU plans to grant UK three-month extension, reports claim

Ambassadors set to approve delay with option to leave earlier if MPs approve deal
Independent - Published

Lib Dems accused of 'giving up' on Final Say referendum after claiming MPs will never vote for it

Jo Swinson's party faces cross-party backlash after dramatic switch to backing pre-Christmas general election instead
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson and other MPs warned over 'extraordinarily dangerous' Brexit comments by Archbishop of Canterbury

Church of England leader urges politicians from all parties not to inflame 'very polarised and volatile situation'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson considers scrapping vote to trigger pre-Christmas general election as defeat looms

EU delays decision on agreeing Brexit delay - as MPs ponder extraordinary plan to bring the prime minister's 'paused' 'deal themselves
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson drops plans for government to 'go on strike' if MPs reject pre-Christmas election after ridicule

No 10 vowed that 'nothing will come before parliament but the bare minimum' - but has now retreated
Independent - Published

DWP urged to act on 'alarming' evidence women are turning to 'survival sex' to bridge universal credit gap

DWP's initial response that 'perhaps there are other jobs on offer' condemned as 'wholly inadequate' by MPs
Independent - Published

Hold schools accountable for expelled pupils' exam results to reduce knife crime, MPs say

'Children out of mainstream education are at serious risk of gang exploitation,' report says
Independent - Published

Brexit: EU to consider extension as MPs mull election

Ambassadors will discuss what length of delay to offer as MPs consider the PM's early election call.
BBC News - Published

General election: Labour MPs told to abstain in Monday's vote on December ballot

Labour MPs have been told by party whips to abstain in the vote on a 12 December general election on Monday, effectively meaning Boris Johnson will require a sizeable rebellion to force the national..
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's Queen's Speech passed by MPs as he demands December general election

Fears of defeat on legislative plans – the first since 1924 – melt away as Democratic Unionist Party swings behind
Independent - Published

UK's Johnson aims for December election

PM says he will give MPs more time to debate Brexit deal but only if they agree to 12 December general election.
BBC News - Published

Leave and Remain voters say violence against MPs and serious injuries to public 'price worth paying' to get favoured Brexit outcome

Voters on both sides of the Brexit divide believe that violence against MPs and members of the public is a "price worth paying" to secure their favoured Brexit outcome, a shocking new study has found.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Senior Tory denies Boris Johnson's cabinet split over early general election

Labour frontbencher also says party will back an election after EU grants delay - despite splits among MPs
Independent - Published

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