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Member of parliament: Representative of the voters to a parliament
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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Mahua Moitra walks out of Ethics Committee Hearing, alleges 'filthy questions' | Watch | Oneindia [Video]

Mahua Moitra walks out of Ethics Committee Hearing, alleges 'filthy questions' | Watch | Oneindia

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra stormed out of a Lok Sabha Ethics Committee meeting today after being asked "filthy questions" during an inquiry into allegations she took ₹ 2 crore bribe to ask..

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MPs attend Cobra meeting amid 'accelerated' terror threat

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'Everything for the front': Russian MPs back 68% rise in military spending

The explosion in defence spending illustrates Moscow's determination to continue its assault on Ukraine despite the significant human and economic cost.

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MPs attend Cobra meeting amid escalating situation in Gaza

MPs attend a Cobra meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden to discuss the situation in the Middle East and next steps on pushing for the release of Hamas's captives, with about 220..

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Robert Jenrick: 50 migrant hotels to be closed by January

The number of hotels used to house migrants will be cut by 50 over the next three months, the immigration minister has announced. Robert Jenrick told MPs the process of "exiting" the first tranche of..

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Tory MP Peter Bone faces suspension from Parliament [Video]

Tory MP Peter Bone faces suspension from Parliament

Conservative MP Peter Bone faces suspension from the Commons after being found to have committed bullying and sexual misconduct. Parliament’s Independent Expert Panel said the acts took place against..

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John Barnes joins Labour football match [Video]

John Barnes joins Labour football match

Former Liverpool and England footballer John Barnes joins Labour MPs and lobby journalists at Liverpool FC’s AXA Training Centre – for their traditional football match on the first day of the..

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Starmer pays tribute to MPs who led Labour's women's movement [Video]

Starmer pays tribute to MPs who led Labour's women's movement

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has reiterated his conviction on tackling violence against women and girls, paying tribute to the "giants" of the women's movement in his party who are leaving..

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