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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in his/her constituency. 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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They have crossed 'laxman rekha': Punjab Congress chief on party MPs asking CBI, ED probe [Video]

They have crossed 'laxman rekha': Punjab Congress chief on party MPs asking CBI, ED probe

Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress president on August 4 reacted on party's two Rajya Sabha members, who demanded CBI and Enforcement Directorate probe against their own party, which is in power in the..

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle urges Boris Johnson not to shy away from parliamentary scrutiny [Video]

Sir Lindsay Hoyle urges Boris Johnson not to shy away from parliamentary scrutiny

Boris Johnson must not “shy away” from parliamentary scrutiny, the CommonsSpeaker has said, as he criticised the Government for making majorannouncements to the media rather than MPs. Sir Lindsay..

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PM Modi lays foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project [Video]

PM Modi lays foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 23 laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project via video conferencing. Centre has provided funds for the project under Jal Jeevan Mission to Manipur..

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Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street ahead of economic update [Video]

Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street ahead of economic update

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has departed from 11 Downing Street this morning, ahead of his economic update to MPs in the House of Commons. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Protests as German MPs back scrapping coal-fired power plants by 2038 [Video]

Protests as German MPs back scrapping coal-fired power plants by 2038

But environmental protesters are angry at what they see as a drawn-out timetable for Germany's energy transition. View on euronews

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Katie Price wants fines for online bullies [Video]

Katie Price wants fines for online bullies

Katie Price wants fines to be handed out to those who troll others online, she told MPs sitting on the Commons Petitions Committee on Thursday (02.07.20).

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Sterling Biotech case: 'This is political harassment' says Ahmed Patel after ED interrogates him [Video]

Sterling Biotech case: 'This is political harassment' says Ahmed Patel after ED interrogates him

The Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha and senior congress leader, Ahmed Patel hits out at central government over his interrogation in a money laundering case by Enforcement Directorate (ED). "I was..

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Williamson outlines Covid-secure measures for schools [Video]

Williamson outlines Covid-secure measures for schools

Gavin Williamson has told MPs that “education recovery is critical for this generation" of school children. In a statement to the Commons, the education secretary outlined some of the Covid-secure..

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PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK [Video]

PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK

Boris Johnson told MPs that he would introduce a new route for Hong Kongers with British National (Overseas) status to enter the UK following the introduction of Beijing’s new security law.

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Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases [Video]

Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases

Mr Hancock told MPs: “Having taken clinical advice on the actions necessary and discussed them with the local team in Leicester and Leicestershire, we have made some difficult but important..

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Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march [Video]

Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march

Dozens of people gather in Marble Arch in London in a All Black Lives Matter protest. The demonstrators walked from Hyde Park to Downing Street through Oxford street, in protest of racial inequality..

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