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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 term implies 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. Parliamentarian is also sometimes used to describe members of parliament, but the term may also be used to refer to unelected government officials with specific roles in the parliament, such as the Senate Parliamentarian in the United States, or to imply the characteristic of performing the duties of a member of a legislature, e.g. "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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Shashi Tharoor clarifies selfie with women MPs after drawing criticism for his tweet | Oneindia News [Video]

Shashi Tharoor clarifies selfie with women MPs after drawing criticism for his tweet | Oneindia News

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor stirred controversy when he posted a picture with six women Members of Parliament. #ShashiTharoor #ParliamentWinterSession #WomenMPs

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Scrapping Farm Bills: BJP MPs told to be present in Parliament on Monday | Oneindia News [Video]

Scrapping Farm Bills: BJP MPs told to be present in Parliament on Monday | Oneindia News

The BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha MPs to be present on Monday when a bill to repeal the three farm laws will be tabled by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Parliament; PM..

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Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health' [Video]

Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health'

Sajid Javid told MPs in a Commons statement that the new variant identified in South Africa is 'of huge international concern', amid fears the strain, which 'could defeat vaccines' may..

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Tory MP labels people traffickers 'evil b******s' in Commons [Video]

Tory MP labels people traffickers 'evil b******s' in Commons

Conservative MP Peter Bone branded people traffickers "evil b******s" as he called for victims to be allowed to stay in the UK for 12 months. He told MPs in the House of Commons: "If we want more..

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Austrian MPs to vote on Kurz's immunity in corruption trial [Video]

Austrian MPs to vote on Kurz's immunity in corruption trial

MPs are expected to vote unanimously in favour of the lift.

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Watch: Boris Johnson grilled by MPs over 'sleaze' scandal [Video]

Watch: Boris Johnson grilled by MPs over 'sleaze' scandal

The UK's prime minister has vowed to tighten ethics rules for politicians after scandals over lobbying and second jobs outside parliament, that have damaged UK politics.

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Andrew Rosindell says MPs need second jobs because they ‘have families and responsibilities’ [Video]

Andrew Rosindell says MPs need second jobs because they ‘have families and responsibilities’

Andrew Rosindell says MPs need second jobs because they ‘have families and responsibilities’

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Lobbying: Government has 'heard the public concerns' [Video]

Lobbying: Government has 'heard the public concerns'

Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay has confirmed the government will seek to tighten up the code of conduct for MPs following the row over paid lobbying and second jobs. "We've heard the public..

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England cricketer Azeem Rafiq breaks down in tears as he outlines ‘constant’ racist abuse [Video]

England cricketer Azeem Rafiq breaks down in tears as he outlines ‘constant’ racist abuse

Azeem Rafiq broke down as he recounted his experiences of racist abuse at Yorkshire County Cricket Club in front of MPs at a digital culture, media and sport select committee meeting.

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PM on MPs refraining from engaging in paid advocacy [Video]

PM on MPs refraining from engaging in paid advocacy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he does not "underestimate the vital importance" of MPs refraining from engaging in paid advocacy. The PM made the comments during a visit to a vaccination..

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PM says MPs who break the rules 'should be punished' [Video]

PM says MPs who break the rules 'should be punished'

Boris Johnson says MPs who break the rules on second jobs "should be punished". Speaking at a press conference at the COP26 summit in Glasgow the prime minister says, "you must put your job as an MP..

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Johnson: We were 'trying' to look at misconduct process [Video]

Johnson: We were 'trying' to look at misconduct process

Boris Johnson says that "last week" he and his party were "trying" to look at the process of how MPs are dealt with for possible breaches of rules. He continues to distance the move from Owen..

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Govt: No ban on MPs second jobs despite standards concerns [Video]

Govt: No ban on MPs second jobs despite standards concerns

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan says she would "not want to see a ban on second jobs" for MPs because of the expertise brought by members working in health care during the pandemic...

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Minister admits 'we made a mistake' in Owen Paterson row [Video]

Minister admits 'we made a mistake' in Owen Paterson row

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi says the government made a "mistake" in its handling of the fallout - but he insists MPs should have a right of appeal. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM defends govt push to change rules on MP misconduct [Video]

PM defends govt push to change rules on MP misconduct

Boris Johnson defends his government's push to amend the rules as to how MPs are punished by suggesting it is a matter of "natural justice". Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner lambasts his proposal by..

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Facebook whistleblower leaves Parliament [Video]

Facebook whistleblower leaves Parliament

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has left Parliament after taking questions from MPs and peers about social media and the UK’s proposed Online Safety Bill. Report by Buseld. Like us on..

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Gove jokes over 'unexploded bomb' of 2016 leadership bid [Video]

Gove jokes over 'unexploded bomb' of 2016 leadership bid

Housing Secretary Michael Gove left MPs in giggles after he poked fun at the "political suicide" of his Conservative leadership bid in 2016. Returning a quip from Labour's Ruth Cadbury about the..

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Labour: Boris Johnson 'selling out' working people [Video]

Labour: Boris Johnson 'selling out' working people

Labour leader Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of "selling out" working people by telling his MPs to vote against a bill which will make firing and rehiring more difficult. He points out Johnson said..

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Jacob Rees Mogg: Tory MPs don’t need masks because of our ‘convivial spirit’ [Video]

Jacob Rees Mogg: Tory MPs don’t need masks because of our ‘convivial spirit’

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Theresa May pays tribute to James Brokenshire [Video]

Theresa May pays tribute to James Brokenshire

Former Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to her Conservative MP James Brokenshire, who died earlier this month after a battle with lung cancer. She told MPs: "James was a remarkable man...

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Starmer: We must 'clean out the cesspit' of online platforms [Video]

Starmer: We must 'clean out the cesspit' of online platforms

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the prime minister to engage in cross-party work to stop online platforms becoming breeding grounds for extremism. He told MPs at PMQs: "We need to stop..

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Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Sir David Amess [Video]

Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Sir David Amess

During a service of remembrance at Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby remembers murdered MP Sir David Amess as a "friend to his constituents" who had a "robust fairness of spirit..

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PM leads procession for Amess remembrance service [Video]

PM leads procession for Amess remembrance service

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led a procession of around 800 MPs and peers as they filed into St Margaret's Church in Westminster Abbey to remember their murdered colleague, Sir David Amess. Report..

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Deputy PM: Anxiety, nerves and raw fear amongst MPs [Video]

Deputy PM: Anxiety, nerves and raw fear amongst MPs

Dominic Raab says he has had “three threats to life and limb” and knows “exactly” how it feels to receive online abuse, after stories of vilification of MPs emerge following the killing of Sir..

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Tory MP calls for a pause in face-to-face meetings [Video]

Tory MP calls for a pause in face-to-face meetings

Tobias Ellwood calls for a pause in face-to-face meetings between MPs and their constituents after the killing of Tory colleague Sir David Amess. The Conservative MP says the police have made it clear..

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