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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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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

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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