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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative in parliament of the people who live in their electoral district. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this term refers only to members of the lower house since upper house members often have a different title. The terms congressman/congresswoman or deputy are equivalent terms used in other jurisdictions. The term parliamentarian is also sometimes used for members of parliament, but this may also be used to refer to unelected government officials with specific roles in a parliament and other expert advisers on parliamentary procedure such as the Senate Parliamentarian in the United States. The term is also used to the characteristic of performing the duties of a member of a legislature, for example: "The two party leaders often disagreed on issues, but both were excellent parliamentarians and cooperated to get many good things done."

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Mark Harper on Matt Hancock I'm a Celebrity appearance [Video]

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Rishi Sunak arrives at his office ahead of the announcement over whether he has reached 100 votes by MPs or not to potentially become the next leader of the Conservatives. Rishi Sunak and Penny..

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"This is simply not the right time", said former PM Boris Johnson, as he announced that despite supposedly securing enough support among Tory MPs, he will not stand in the leadership contest.

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In the latest develpoment in the British political crisis, the Indian-origin Conservative Leader Rishi Sunak is slowly inching towards becomning the next PM. He has now gained an early advantage in the..

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Liz Truss' government in meltdown as top minister quits and Tory MPs squabble in parliament

There's renewed pressure on the UK's prime minister to go after a day of chaos that saw the interior minister quit, government confusion, and Tory squabbling in parliament.

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Hunt announces new economic advisory council for UK growth [Video]

Hunt announces new economic advisory council for UK growth

Jeremy Hunt has announced in Parliament the inception off an economic advisory council which will help the government form economic policies. The chancellor also announced to MPs the reversal of..

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Chancellor told he must get MPs’ backing for fiscal plan [Video]

Chancellor told he must get MPs’ backing for fiscal plan

Treasury Committee Chair Mel Stride has cautioned the Chancellor, telling him he must secure MPs’ support for his economic policies or he could risk “unsettling the markets”. Report by Burnsla...

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French PM Borne to seek MPs consensus over pension reform bill [Video]

French PM Borne to seek MPs consensus over pension reform bill

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Conservative MPs asked about Chancellor’s U-turn

Conservative MPs at the party conference in Birmingham are quizzed over the Chancellor’s U-turn on the 45p tax rate cut. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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