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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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Brexit: MPs ready to fight for Final Say referendum on Boris Johnson Brexit deal

Backers of referendum say they have array of parliamentary weapons 'oiled and polished' for use at the right time
Independent - Published

Brexit: Lib Dems table second referendum amendment to force Boris Johnson to allow new vote

If amendment is selected, MPs will vote on the bid next week
Independent - Published

Videos for Member of parliament

Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate [Video]Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate

After the British monarch gave a Queen's speech, MPs in the House of Commons began to debate the contents.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:48Published

The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems [Video]The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Heidi Allen joins the Liberal Democrats. The former Tory MP is the sixth person to defect to Jo Swinson's party in recent weeks, bringing..

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

What happens now as MPs return to Parliament? [Video]What happens now as MPs return to Parliament?

MPs are back at Westminster after the Supreme Court’s bombshell ruling that Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful. But what happens now? Downing Street has said that if the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Keir Starmer: This is a low point in our history with PM whipping up division [Video]Keir Starmer: This is a low point in our history with PM whipping up division

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "whipping up division". Sir Keir told MPs: "Those were not in the previous version of this Act which was passed in April..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

'This is a dead parliament': Attorney General in furious rant at UK MPs [Video]'This is a dead parliament': Attorney General in furious rant at UK MPs

He also added that MPs were too “cowardly” to call a general election.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:29Published

Boris Johnson returns to parliament he unlawfully suspended [Video]Boris Johnson returns to parliament he unlawfully suspended

Beleaguered prime minister returns to the United Kingdom to face the fury of MPs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published

Johnson says Supreme Court was wrong to block suspension of Parliament [Video]Johnson says Supreme Court was wrong to block suspension of Parliament

Boris Johnson has hit out at the Supreme Court for intervening in a political matter at a time of "great national controversy" over Brexit. The Prime Minister was forced to cut short a trip to the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street and arrives at Parliament to make his address to MPs in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister was forced to cut short his visit to the United..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

UK Parliament resumes after prorogation ruled unlawful [Video]UK Parliament resumes after prorogation ruled unlawful

MPs return to work as calls get louder for British PM to step down after Supreme Court rules his move to suspend parliament was unlawful.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

British MPs to return to work as Johnson faces calls to resign [Video]British MPs to return to work as Johnson faces calls to resign

Calls getting louder for British PM to step down after Supreme Court rules his move to suspend Parliament was unlawful.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Supreme Court ruling: What happens now? [Video]Supreme Court ruling: What happens now?

MPs will return to Westminster on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful. Here is a look at how things could progress..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling [Video]John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling

House of Commons speaker John Bercow addresses the press on College Green, Westminster, where he welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling that the Government's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems [Video]Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after former Tory minister Sam Gyimah joined the Liberal Democrats. It brings the total number of Lib Dem MPs up to 18, as leader Jo Swinson..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM [Video]Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has promised to cancel Brexit altogether if her party wins a majority at the next election. The pro-EU party is enjoying a revival under Ms Swinson's watch, having..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:14Published

MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16 [Video]MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16

MPs who appealed against an earlier ruling that the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament was lawful, say they are hopeful of being able to return to the House of Commons by early next week. Boris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

What does prorogation mean for Brexit? [Video]What does prorogation mean for Brexit?

Boris Johnson has sent MPs packing by suspending Parliament for five weeks in a controversial move as the Brexit deadline looms large. We take a look at what will happen before the current Brexit..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

How MPs' protest this week channelled 1629 and the English Civil War [Video]How MPs' protest this week channelled 1629 and the English Civil War

Spoiler alert: It didn't end well for the guy who prorogued parliament 400 years ago.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:24Published

John Bercow to stand down: The Speaker's best bellows [Video]John Bercow to stand down: The Speaker's best bellows

John Bercow, in an impassioned speech, told MPs he would stand down as speaker on October 31 unless an election is called before then. We look at Mr Bercow's best bellows across the house.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons [Video]Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons

Boris Johnson lost his second bid to trigger a general election while opposition MPs staged a protest ahead of the prorogation of Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list? [Video]Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list?

Theresa May has recognised key political aides as well her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list. The former prime minister’s chief EU negotiator Olly Robbins – blamed by..

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

Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails [Video]Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails

Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat after his second bid for a snap general election was rejected by MPs. The Prime Minister said he wanted to head to the polls next month to..

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

John Bercow announces plan to step down as Speaker of the House [Video]John Bercow announces plan to step down as Speaker of the House

John Bercow has given an impassioned speech, telling MPs he will stand down as Speaker on October 31 unless an election is called before then. Addressing the Commons while his wife looked on from the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

What happens next in Parliament? [Video]What happens next in Parliament?

On September 9, the Government tabled another motion under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act which seeks to trigger an early general election. Boris Johnson failed in his bid to do the same last week. But..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

British MPs Call For Last-Minute Brexit Debate [Video]British MPs Call For Last-Minute Brexit Debate

British opposition lawmakers are due to request an emergency debate in parliament on Monday. They hope to force the government to publish a no-deal Brexit planning document and make Prime Minister..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Brexit: Boris Johnson to update cabinet on deal talks

The PM's briefing comes as Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Leave-backing MPs "compromise" is inevitable.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: MPs could hijack emergency Saturday sitting of Commons to force through second referendum

MPs to meet at weekend for first time in 37 years as massive anti-Brexit crowds gather outside
Independent - Published

Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future

Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
BBC News - Published

Italy reduces size of parliament 'to save millions'

The ruling Five Star party says cutting the number of MPs and senators will save €1bn over 10 years.
BBC News - Published

Labour frontbencher accuses activists of 'misogyny' over bid to unseat female MPs

Tracy Brabin says party should support MPs under challenge after speaking out over antisemitism
Independent - Published

How death threats spread in pro- and anti-Brexit Facebook groups

A BBC investigation found multiple violent comments and images, many aimed at individual MPs.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: We can do a deal if EU is willing - Johnson

Boris Johnson says he has growing support from MPs for his Brexit plan ahead of further EU talks.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'

The prime minister updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are vague.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson to suspend parliament again next week ahead of Queen's Speech

Boris Johnson will try to suspend parliament again next week ahead of a new Queen's Speech, in a move that risks infuriating MPs.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson attacks parliament for failing 'to do anything constructive' as MPs debate domestic violence crackdown

'If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour MPs pressure Corbyn to solve crisis through referendum before seeking election

Labour leader's official position is to prioritise securing a general election
Independent - Published

Fury as Boris Johnson accuses rebel alliance MPs of 'collaboration' with foreign governments over Brexit

An angry Dominic Grieve has branded the accusation 'a lie' - and blamed Dominic Cummings
Independent - Published

Brexit: Majority of MPs now support fresh referendum, Dominic Grieve says

Former Tory cabinet minister says Jeremy Corbyn should 'step up to the mark' and prioritise second Brexit poll ahead of general election
Independent - Published

Jess Phillips abuse: Police called to MP's home three times

Jess Phillips says she has seen a "massive recent increase" in abuse after a heated Commons debate.
BBC News - Published

Tory conference: Brexit and public spending promises as MPs meet

Conservative MPs and activists meet in Manchester, with Brexit and public spending on the agenda.
BBC News - Published

Jo Cox charity urges MPs to sign up to code of conduct

The foundation set up in memory of the murdered MP says it will help to protect election candidates.
BBC News - Published

Bercow calls emergency meeting over 'inflammatory language' in commons

Boris Johnson is not expected to attend talks despite concerns raised by MPs
Independent - Published

Do MPs need to mind their language?

Brexit has dragged the tone of parliamentary debate into the gutter, according to some MPs - can it ever recover?
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: 'We're enjoying this': Cummings revels in Brexit chaos and blames MPs for failing to deliver it

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Anger at UK MPs 'not surprising' says PM's adviser

The issue of abuse will only be solved if MPs "respect" the referendum result, Dominic Cummings says.
BBC News - Published

Johnson defends language after criticism from MPs

The prime minister says he deplores threats to MPs, adding that "tempers need to come down" in Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson hailed by far-right extremists for 'brilliant' performance in parliament

Tommy Robinson among those celebrating prime minister's comments to 'traitor MPs' amid widespread condemnation
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson faces backlash over 'dangerous' language

The PM's rhetoric is condemned by MPs as he says the best way to honour MP Jo Cox is to "get Brexit done".
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: news - live: 'Deeply shocking' PM triggers outrage with remarks about murdered MP and Brexit, as judge warns he could face jail

Boris Johnson has prompted widespread condemnation over his language during a rancour-filled session in parliament, during which he told MPs they should honour the memory of murdered colleague Jo Cox..
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson ignores demands to apologise or resign, as Tory MPs applaud his dismissal of Supreme Court

Prime minister's comments branded a 'disgrace', as former cabinet colleague accuses him of trying to pit the people against parliament
Independent - Published

The Supreme Court was wrong, Johnson tells MPs

In angry Commons scenes, the PM goads opposition parties to "finally face the day of reckoning" in an election.
BBC News - Published

Angry exchanges in UK Parliament over suspension

Emotions run high as MPs return to work after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, ruling prorogation unlawful.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson to face MPs' fury in speech to parliament today after Supreme Court ruling plunges government into crisis

Boris Johnson is to face MPs' wrath in the Commons today for the first time since the explosive ruling of the Supreme Court that the suspension of parliament was unlawful.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson faces calls to resign and early election as he returns to Westminster after humiliating Supreme Court defeat

MPs vow to use all parliamentary mechanisms to stop prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit
Independent - Published

What happens next after the Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued parliament?

The prime minister is facing a tough few days as MPs and peers return to Westminster earlier than expected
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour MPs tempted to vote for a Boris Johnson deal warned it will be 'stuff of right wing dreams'

It 'would be the culmination of a decade-long project which is of the right, by the right and for the right' Tom Watson tells colleagues
Independent - Published

Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America

MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: New Liberal Democrat MP says she expects other MPs to join Remain-backing party as deadline looms

Luciana Berger says two-party politics is 'dead' and her old party Labour will never recover its former strength
Independent - Published

Video game loot boxes should be illegal for children, MPs say

Feature has become increasingly popular in games like Fortnite and Fifa
Independent - Published

Official no-deal document confirms government planning for delays, disruption and disorder

Operation Yellowhammer report forced out of government by MPs confirms leaks which ministers had dismissed as outdated
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson avoids MP questions about misleading Queen to appear on Facebook

Prime minister was due to face up to two and a half hours of MPs' questions if parliament had not been suspended
Independent - Published

Prorogation ruling: Judges set out case against Boris Johnson

Decision to suspend parliament was motivated by 'improper' desire to avoid MPs' scrutiny, court finds
Independent - Published

MPs try to pin John Bercow to his seat amid late-night mayhem in parliament: 'I held onto his leg I think it was and others held onto his arm'

Labour MPs attempted to interrupt the prorogation ceremony - before being bundled aside by officials
Independent - Published

Five-week Parliament shut-down begins in UK

Before leaving the Commons, MPs reject Boris Johnson's second bid to call a snap general election.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: Voters attack 'unacceptable' suspension of parliament, as prime minister prepares to lock MPs out of Commons

Parliamentary sittings to be suspended for five weeks as Brexit crisis heightens
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs order Boris Johnson to hand over government communications about parliament suspension and no-deal planning

Boris Johnson's government has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat, as MPs ordered the release of internal communications between the prime minister's top advisers over the decision to suspend..
Independent - Published

John Bercow quits: Commons speaker announces he will resign on Brexit deadline day

John Bercow has announced he will stand down as speaker of the House of Commons on the Brexit deadline of October 31 if MPs do not vote for a general election.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs to hold second vote on early election

No 10 is calling on Labour to go to the polls, but opposition MPs want to rule out no-deal Brexit first.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson told he has 'no divine right to rule', by TUC boss

Frances O'Grady urges opposition MPs to 'hold your nerve' against PM's 'bullying tactics'
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings granted Westminster security pass despite being found in contempt of parliament

MPs call for investigation into why Boris Johnson's adviser was given pass
Independent - Published

UK MPs willing to go to court to enforce Brexit delay

MPs are preparing legal action in the event Boris Johnson refuses to ask for a Brexit delay, the BBC understands.
BBC News - Published

Bury: MPs to hold hearings into club's expulsion by EFL

MPs will hold hearings into the role of the EFL and Football Association in safeguarding clubs after Bury's expulsion.
BBC News - Published

General election: Boris Johnson government announces second attempt to trigger snap poll after vote humiliation

The government is to make a second attempt to secure an early general election, after Boris Johnson's first bid to trigger a 15 October poll was humiliatingly rejected by MPs.
Independent - Published

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