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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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Senior Tory says Dominic Cummings should have been prevented from becoming Boris Johnson's top adviser

Damian Collins calls for 'real-world sanctions' for those who defy MPs.
Independent - Published

Brixham hoaxer admits sending white powder to MPs

Richard Hayes admitted sending packages to a number of female MPs and public figures.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Member of parliament

Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

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

Kenyan MP kicked out of parliament for bringing her baby [Video]Kenyan MP kicked out of parliament for bringing her baby

A female MP was removed from Kenya's parliament on Wednesday for bringing her baby into the chamber. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Johnson urges Brussels to drop its opposition to new Brexit deal [Video]Johnson urges Brussels to drop its opposition to new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has urged Brussels to rethink its opposition to negotiating a new agreement on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Mr Johnson, who entered the Commons chamber to cheers from..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

French MPs vow to boycott Greta Thunberg's parliamentary address [Video]French MPs vow to boycott Greta Thunberg's parliamentary address

The 16-year old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg is to address the French parliament today. But she is likely to get a frosty reaction from a group of right-wing MPs.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by UK parliament [Video]'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by UK parliament

MPs back bid to block suspension of parliament as Brexit crisis rumbles on.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published

MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit [Video]MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit

MPs have defeated the Government on an amendment which could thwart efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit. The Commons backed the move by 315 votes to 274, majority 41,..

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

US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time [Video]US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time

US Treasury announces sanctions on three Hezbollah figures, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

MPs vote to extend access to abortion in Northern Ireland [Video]MPs vote to extend access to abortion in Northern Ireland

MPs have approved an amendment which aims to extend access to abortion in Northern Ireland by 332 votes to 99, majority 233. Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland has also taken a step closer after MPs..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

 

UK is set to miss net-zero 2050 target with 'dire consequences', MPs warn

'Although the government may be ambitious when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, it is not putting the policies in place'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson says no-deal food, fuel and medicine shortages are 'bumps in the road'

Mr Johnson rejected demands for MPs to cut short their summer break to discuss no-deal Brexit
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs should cut short summer break to tackle no-deal crisis, says Labour's John McDonnell

More than 100 MPs wrote to the PM at the weekend to demand recall of parliament
Independent - Published

Home Office outsourcing to 'exploitative' contractor must be reviewed, say MPs and lawyers

Calls for investigation into outsourced immigration services after The Independent revealed Home Office profits on UK visas surged by millions of pounds a week under private firm accused of exploiting..
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson admits chance of no-deal Brexit is now no longer 'a million to one'

Accusing rebel MPs and EU of 'a terrible collaboration', prime minister admits: 'The longer that goes on, the more likely it is of course that we will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit'
Independent - Published

Hands-free phone ban for drivers 'should be considered'

A committee of MPs says there is a "misleading impression" the devices are completely safe.
BBC News - Published

Ban drivers making hands-free phone calls, say MPs

Select committee warns hands-free devices create 'same risks of collision' as hand-held ones
Independent - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson identifies critical date for MPs trying to block no-deal departure

'If MPs are going to pull some sort of political stunt then that would be the point when they would do it'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: MPs plot to seize control in Commons to block no-deal Brexit, as Labour attacks PM's 'bogus' announcements

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Brexit: Referendum campaigners urge supporters to focus on democratic outrage of Boris Johnson imposing no deal

Focusing only on constitutional battles risks playing into Downing Street's 'frame that MPs are frustrating rather than protecting democracy', strategy note says
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs plot to rewrite Commons rulebook to prevent Boris Johnson forcing through no deal

Exclusive: 'If we have a populist in government who is flouting convention and acting in a way that bypasses the sovereignty of parliament, parliament will respond accordingly'
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings sends defiant warning to MPs who want to block no-deal Brexit

'Politicians don't get to choose which votes they respect,' says Boris Johnson's senior adviser and head of Vote Leave campaign
Independent - Published

UK MP: I won't let the bullies win

MPs talk about the level of abuse and threats they receive – both online and offline.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: UK will leave EU on October 31 'whatever the circumstances', Downing Street suggests

Boris Johnson's official spokesman refused to discuss how the PM would respond if MPs vote to block no-deal
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs can still stop Johnson's no deal by bringing down government, insists Grieve

Remainer says he would join drive to prevent UK's departure from EU without agreement
Independent - Published

Man jailed for death threats to 'anti-Brexit' MPs

Robert Vidler is sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after making threatening phone calls to six MPs.
BBC News - Published

Brexiteer jailed for threatening to kill MPs: 'We will cut your f***ing throat'

Robert Vidler left abusive messages claiming he knew where MPs and their families lived
Independent - Published

Sajid Javid commits additional £2.1bn to reduce no-deal Brexit disruption

Chancellor accused of 'colossal' waste of taxpayers' money on outcome opposed by MPs and voters
Independent - Published

Parents skip meals to ensure children are fed in summer holidays, MPs say

'Young people who go hungry during the break start term at disadvantage,' headteachers warn
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's new cabinet to meet for first time

After meeting his team, the new prime minister will then address MPs in the House of Commons,
BBC News - Published

Spain's Pedro Sánchez faces decisive vote on future in power

MPs to vote on whether Pedro Sánchez will remain in power following last-ditch coalition talks.
BBC News - Published

Greta Thunberg speech: French MPs boycott teen ‘apocalypse guru’

The teen activist is ridiculed by some French MPs ahead of her speech to parliament.
BBC News - Published

'The circus has come to town' - How Tory MPs responded to Boris Johnson's first address to 1922 committee

Mr Johnson tells colleagues the is 'not in favour' of snap general election
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: New Tory leader under pressure to set out Brexit plan to MPs this week

Ex-cabinet minister Justine Greening warns: 'For most PMs, it's the first 100 days that count. For Boris it's the first 100 hours.'
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs and peers taking legal action to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Commons to allow no deal

Cross-party group of parliamentarians want Scottish court to rule before MPs return to Westminster in September
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson 'faces constitutional crisis' over his 'do or die' Brexit plans within weeks of becoming PM

Warnings from MPs come as John Major says Theresa May's successor must choose between the voice of an 'ultra-Brexit faction' or the servant of the people
Independent - Published

Crossrail costs will continue to climb, MPs say

Commuters have been "let down by a programme that is well behind schedule", a committee of MPs says.
BBC News - Published

No-deal Brexit would cause 'severe disruption' to economy and jobs, MPs warn

Commons Brexit committee says 'responsible' prime minister would not opt for no-deal
Independent - Published

Facial recognition trials should stop, MPs say

Government's failure to create legal basis for the tests 'unacceptable', says technology committee report
Independent - Published

Brexit vote: Four cabinet ministers break ranks to help rebel Tories block Boris Johnson's no-deal

By a margin of 41, MPs passed legislation which will stop the new prime minister from locking them out of the Commons in the run-up to Brexit day on 31 October
Independent - Published

Brexit vote: MPs pass amendment to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through no-deal

Crucial vote will force the new prime minister to stage debates and votes in Parliament in the run-up to the Halloween deadline
Independent - Published

Brexit: Tory compares members to Taliban and says fellow MPs too afraid to speak out over Brexit

Dominic Grieve says no deal 'unacceptable to a 'substantial number' of Conservative MPs
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson could face parliamentary majority of one after becoming PM, Tory MPs warn

Government insider predicts Conservatives' command of Commons will ebb long before 2022 election
Independent - Published

John Bercow among MPs facing new bullying inquiry as government plans major rule change

Commons speaker could face new probe as MPs prepare to vote on lifting cut-off date for investigations
Independent - Published

Government running out of time to prevent medicine shortages if there is a no-deal Brexit, MPs warn

Chris Grayling's department criticised for claiming £33m Eurotunnel payout will be spent on 'infrastructure' - when money would have been spent anyway
Independent - Published

Abortion reform for Northern Ireland back by House of Commons

MPs have voted in favour of lifting the abortion ban in Northern Ireland.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Hopes rise for MPs' move to block no-deal after Theresa May pressed by chancellor to grant Tory MPs free vote

Philip Hammond wants whip lifted on any amendments to stop Boris Johnson suspending parliament in the autumn - ahead of clash tonight
Independent - Published

Brexit news - live: MPs to vote on bid to block no-deal exit, as Johnson and Hunt prepare for only head-to-head Tory debate

Follow for live updates from Westminster
Independent - Published

How do Labour's disciplinary procedures work, and why has Chris Williamson's case caused uproar?

Politics Explained: Williamson was readmitted to the party this week, and then suspended again after 100 Labour MPs and peers protested
Independent - Published

Labour faces summer of internal feuding amid deselection threat to MPs

Some insiders believe as many as 70 sitting MPs could have to fight for their positions under new rules
Independent - Published

Hammond-led plot to sink no-deal could kill off Johnson's Brexit plans before he takes office

Chancellor is one of a number of ministers ready to ensure that MPs get a vote before the UK leaves the EU without an agreement
Independent - Published

Tory MPs warn Johnson and Hunt against making 'unachievable' promises in bid to be PM

The One Nation group of centre-ground MPs calls on the leadership contenders to rule out any pact with Nigel Farage
Independent - Published

MPs will 'find a way' to block a no-deal Brexit, justice secretary says

House of Commons will 'find mechanisms' to stop UK leaving EU without a deal, David Gauke predicts, as he criticises Boris Johnson's 'do or die' pledge
Independent - Published

Chris Williamson: 90 Labour MPs and peers demand Corbyn withdraw whip from MP over antisemitism row

More than 90 Labour MPs and peers led by Tom Watson have called on Jeremy Corbyn to remove the whip from Chris Williamson after the MP was allowed back into the party following comments about..
Independent - Published

Brexit news - LIVE: MPs' secret bid to block no-deal revealed as Boris Johnson unveils immigration plan

A cross-party group of MPs are expected to launch another attempt to block a no-deal Brexit policy by threatening to cut off funding for government ministries.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs reveal plan to block no-deal by cutting off government funding

Follows Boris Johnson's vow to take UK out of EU 'do or die' on Halloween
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson warned Tory MPs will back vote of no-confidence to block no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Hunt tells his rival for prime minister to "man up" and face him in live TV debates
Independent - Published

High-tech systems will not stop hard Irish border after Brexit, warns former shadow secretary Owen Smith

A Commission chaired by two Conservative MPs has set out "alternative arrangements" to avoid a backstop
Independent - Published

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