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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their 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 or Deputy is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions. Another term is Parliamentarian.

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PM and Starmer debate Queen's Speech [Video]

PM and Starmer debate Queen's Speech

During a debate in the House of Commons, opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson of a Queen's Speech that "merely papers over the cracks". The prime minister assured MPs that his..

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Chad: AU still urges caution as military appoints opposition MPs [Video]

Chad: AU still urges caution as military appoints opposition MPs

Chad's military rulers have appointed two vocal members of the opposition to the new transitional government and there is a promise of national dialogue, but the country is still far from stable.

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Parliament prorogued until May 11 [Video]

Parliament prorogued until May 11

Parliament has been suspended for a short period following a prorogation ceremony. Black Rod Sarah Clarke, the senior House of Lords officer tasked with leading the prorogation ceremony, arrived in the..

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Daily politics briefing: April 29 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 29

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 29 as MPs have warned that delaying checks on European Union food coming into Great Britain has put domestic businesses at a “competitive..

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UK PM Boris Johnson rattled as MPs grill him over who funded flat refurbishment [Video]

UK PM Boris Johnson rattled as MPs grill him over who funded flat refurbishment

Johnson was asked several times by opposition leaders about who paid for €70,000 worth of work to his Downing Street flat.

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Sobbing mother describes treatment of autistic daughter in hospital [Video]

Sobbing mother describes treatment of autistic daughter in hospital

A mother sobbed as she described the “barbaric and inhumane” treatment of her autistic daughter while she was being cared for by the NHS.NHS worker Benji O’Reilly gave distressing evidence to MPs..

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International travel restart at risk due to ‘vague and costly’ plans [Video]

International travel restart at risk due to ‘vague and costly’ plans

The planned restart of international travel next month is in jeopardy with “vague and costly” proposals not enough to reboot the aviation and tourism sectors, a committee of MPs has warned.

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Myanmar's ousted MPs form shadow government [Video]

Myanmar's ousted MPs form shadow government

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French MPs pass controversial law that restricts images of police [Video]

French MPs pass controversial law that restricts images of police

The bill will make it an offence to maliciously share images of French police online, where the officer can be identified.

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'Greensill inquiry not independent and conflict of interest' [Video]

'Greensill inquiry not independent and conflict of interest'

Shadow Cabinet Officer Minister Rachel Reeves says it's "incredibly disappointing" Boris Johnson is urging his MPs to vote against a full parliamentary inquiry into David Cameron and the Greensill..

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Greensill urgent question asked in Commons [Video]

Greensill urgent question asked in Commons

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds asks an urgent question in the House of Commons on Greensill Capital and a Covid-19 support scheme. Labour had asked for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to appear before MPs to..

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PM: Prince Philip "touched the lives of millions” [Video]

PM: Prince Philip "touched the lives of millions”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Duke of Edinburgh “touched the lives of millions” as MPs were recalled to Parliament to pay tribute to Prince Philip,.who died on Friday aged 99.

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Labour slam announcement on foreign holidays [Video]

Labour slam announcement on foreign holidays

Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has criticised the government's announcement on foreign holidays, after details emerged about how England's traffic light system for travel will work. Mr..

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BJP taking help of actors, MPs for Bengal polls: Actress-turned-TMC leader [Video]

BJP taking help of actors, MPs for Bengal polls: Actress-turned-TMC leader

Ahead of third phase of West Bengal assembly elections, popular actress-turned-TMC leader Sayantika Banerjee said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making actors and MPs contest elections of MLAs. "BJP..

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Chinese ambassador summoned to 10 Downing Street [Video]

Chinese ambassador summoned to 10 Downing Street

The Chinese ambassador to the UK's car has been seen entering and exiting the car park behind 10 Downing Street after he was summoned as a result of Beijing's sanctions on MPs and peers for speaking..

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Iain Duncan Smith: Chinese sanctions are 'badge of honour' amid human rights abuses [Video]

Iain Duncan Smith: Chinese sanctions are 'badge of honour' amid human rights abuses

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said he considered being the target of Chinese sanctions as a “badge of honour”.China has hit British institutions and MPs with sanctions in..

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Raab: Pressure on China will continue to grow [Video]

Raab: Pressure on China will continue to grow

The Foreign Secretary has said the UK stands firmly with MPs and other British citizens who have been slapped with Chinese sanctions for speaking out against human rights violations against the Uighur..

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Foreign secretary responds to China sanctions on MPs [Video]

Foreign secretary responds to China sanctions on MPs

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the sanctions imposed by China in retaliation to those by the UK would not stop Britain from speaking out about the "industrial-scale human rights abuses taking..

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MPs vote to extend coronavirus laws for further six months [Video]

MPs vote to extend coronavirus laws for further six months

MPs have voted 484 to 76, majority 408, to extend coronavirus laws for a further six months. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Health secretary: Covid jabs saved 6,000 lives by end of Feb [Video]

Health secretary: Covid jabs saved 6,000 lives by end of Feb

Matt Hancock has told MPs that the UK's vaccine roll-out had saved more than 6,000 lives by the end of February. The health secretary spoke in the House of Commons as he opened the debate to extend..

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Raab: Sanction on China due to Uighur Muslims mistreatment [Video]

Raab: Sanction on China due to Uighur Muslims mistreatment

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced sanctions on a small group of senior Chinese officials involved in the mass internment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province. Addressing MPs in the..

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MPs urge Government to allow protests as thousands march over lockdown rules [Video]

MPs urge Government to allow protests as thousands march over lockdown rules

The Government is coming under renewed pressure to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions to allow protests to go ahead. More than 60 MPs and peers have signed a letter warning that allowing the police..

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