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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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Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away [Video]

Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away

Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, tells MPs that home-testing of Covid-19 could be reality in the UK within a week. Public Health England..

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Boris Johnson: Possible to run a better system on London Underground [Video]

Boris Johnson: Possible to run a better system on London Underground

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told MPs that he believes it should be possible to “run a better Tube system at the moment” in light of overcrowding on the London Underground.

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MPs pay tribute to health staff by applauding them in Commons [Video]

MPs pay tribute to health staff by applauding them in Commons

MPs have paid tribute to health service staff amid the coronavirus crisis by applauding them in the House of Commons. Although clapping is banned in the Chamber, Labour MP Chris Bryant (Rhondda) said..

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Dominic Raab updates MPs on repatriation efforts [Video]

Dominic Raab updates MPs on repatriation efforts

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has updated the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the Foreign Office's plan to repatriate British citizens abroad amid the Covid-19 outbreak following advice for..

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Kenyan MP forced out of parliament session by 'quarantine!' chants [Video]

Kenyan MP forced out of parliament session by 'quarantine!' chants

Kenya's parliamentarian got forced out of the chamber by his colleagues saying he should self-isolate after a trip abroad

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'Every worker' will receive support: UK's Johnson [Video]

'Every worker' will receive support: UK's Johnson

Britain's parliament was noticably empty of lawmakers during Prime Minister Boris Johnson's weekly question-and-answer session. During the event he told the diminished attendance that every member of..

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Corbyn urges Johnson to guarantee sick pay for all during Covid-19 crisis [Video]

Corbyn urges Johnson to guarantee sick pay for all during Covid-19 crisis

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Boris Johnson to guarantee sick pay for all workers during the Covid-19 crisis During PMQs, the Labour leader thanked MPs for their “responsible approach” in sitting a..

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Matt Hancock: Parliament to remain open [Video]

Matt Hancock: Parliament to remain open

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs in the House of Commons that Parliament will remain open, despite the World Health Organisation confirming the Coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. Report..

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Boris Johnson updates MPs on Coronavirus [Video]

Boris Johnson updates MPs on Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has updated MPs on the Coronavirus during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions – after it was confirmed that health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for the virus. Report..

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Chancellor refuses to confirm if first Budget will adhere to Tory fiscal rules [Video]

Chancellor refuses to confirm if first Budget will adhere to Tory fiscal rules

The Chancellor has refused to confirm whether he will stick to the fiscal rules set out in the Conservative manifesto when he delivers his first Budget this week. Rishi Sunak said he believes “very..

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Commons listens in silence as names of women murdered by men read out by MP [Video]

Commons listens in silence as names of women murdered by men read out by MP

The epidemic of violence against women must prompt the “same level of horror” and swift action as other crises, ministers have been told. Labour’s Jess Phillips read out the names of more than..

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Coronavirus: UK moves to 'delay phase' [Video]

Coronavirus: UK moves to 'delay phase'

The UK has mainly moved into the "delay phase" of tackling coronavirus, England's chief medical officer has said, as the country's 90th case was confirmed. Professor Chris Whitty, who was being grilled..

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Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement [Video]

Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid giving a personal statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, following his resignation from the Cabinet. Speaking from the backbenches for the..

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Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration [Video]

Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration

Labour has accused the Government of "dog-whistle politics" following Home Secretary Priti Patel's statement on the new points-based immigration system. Shadow Immigration Minister Bell Ribeiro-Addy..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:21Published
Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars [Video]

Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars

MPs will consider on Wednesday all stages of emergency legislation to block terrorists being automatically freed early from jail, the Government has announced.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published
Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better [Video]

Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better

Health Secretary Matt Hancock makes a statement in the House of Commons updating Parliament on the spread of coronavirus after the number of Brits infected with the virus doubled yesterday to eight. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published
Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China [Video]

Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China

Matt Hancock has updated MPs on how the UK is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The Health Secretary says the number of cases of the virus worldwide is doubling roughly every five days but that..

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Coronavirus: MPs launch investigation into police and Border Force preparations

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Coronavirus: Cabinet minister among two more Tory MPs self-isolating

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Boris Johnson majority cut to 24 as PM suffers embarrassing revolt as Tory MPs vote to end Huawei involvement in 5G network

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UK lawmakers may be affected by future coronavirus advice: chief medical officer

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Coronavirus outbreak could force parliament to shut down to stop spread of disease

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Tory MPs turn on Boris Johnson over plot to 'destroy the BBC'

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