Member of parliament

Representative of the voters to a parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. 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 is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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British MPs voted on Monday to play a bigger role in Brexit, giving themselves the power to express their preference for different options in an unprecedented..
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'He was once a whip, he wasn't a very good whip,' speaker says of Greg Hands
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MPs vote to take control of Commons business in unprecedented move to try to find majority for any Brexit option .
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Cabinet members have warned a new election is nearing as Theresa May lost grip on the Brexit process during another fraught night in parliament.
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'Significant human rights concerns' raised on behalf of EU nationals in UK
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Exclusive: Rough sleepers say police cleared out tunnels around Westminster Tube station citing 195-year-old Vagrancy Act
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Party announces its candidates on 15 seats for Lok Sabha elections
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Letwin amendment would pave the way for 'indicative votes' on wide range of Brexit options
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Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce..
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Commons bid to seize control dramatically torpedoed by Brexit secretary - as leading Tories deny plot to topple prime minister
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Philip Hammond has urged MPs of all parties to "get themselves together in a room" to find a solution to the Brexit crisis, admitting Theresa May's deal is..
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Federal government MPs have sidestepped whether One Nation should be preferenced last, saying Australians are ultimately in control of how they vote.
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Federal government MPs have sidestepped whether One Nation should be preferenced last, saying Australians are ultimately in control of how they vote.
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The NDA announced candidates for 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, dropping eight sitting MPs. The announcement was made at a joint press conference..
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Party sources maintain that senior leaders have discussed at length about every single seat and candidates are being finalised after scrutiny of several rounds..
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BJP while announcing its list of candidates has given priority to elective merits, performance and efforts made in last five years to strengthen party..
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The Greens have three sitting MPs in Ballina, Balmain and Newtown and the party is hoping to pick up Lismore with local lawyer Sue Higginson.
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The Shiv Sena has released a list of 21 names for the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra that includes 17 of its 18 MPs, in an apparent bid to avoid rebellion...
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Tightlipped and evasive, Theresa May parried questions until EU chiefs asked her to leave Thursday's Brexit summit meeting and embarked on a negotiation among..
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Presence of shadow ministers at major protest likely to add to pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to fully endorse Final Say vote
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If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s..
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Theresa May will once more urge MPs to back her deal after the EU says the UK's departure can be postponed.
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The UK will be heading for a no-deal Brexit if MPs reject Theresa May’s deal next week, EU leaders have warned – as they arrived at a summit in Brussels to..
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Prime minister on defensive after MP warns 'If any harm comes to any of us, she will have to accept her share of responsibility'
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Theresa May is facing a backlash from MPs as she heads to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit. The Prime Minister’s Downing Street..
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Prime minister accused of putting colleagues in harm's way with 'incendiary' speech
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The Brexit delay sought by Theresa May will be "conditional" on MPs voting to support her deal in parliament next week, the president of the European Council has..
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Brexit is creeping ever closer, and it it still seems as though there is much work to be done if the deadline of March 29th is ever..
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Guj BJP's parliamentary board concludes, over to Delhi now
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The state has 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and in the 2014 elections the BJP had won 10 seats.
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BJP took the radical step of replacing all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh following a rout in the assembly elections in the state — a move that is a sharp..
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The EU chief negotiator has said that any extension to Article 50 has to be ‘useful’ and warned it would cause ‘uncertainty’. Michel Barnier said the 27..
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Office for Budget Responsibility predicts 'negligible' effect - warning 'uncertainty' will only be lifted after 'several years'
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A lot has changed since the first Lok Sabha was elected in 1952. The average age of MPs has gone up — the last one was the oldest, while this one is the second..
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To ensure a level playing field, the EC limits candidate expenditure. About a third of MPs said they spent less than 50% of the limit and the average expenditure..
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MPs told a further 'meaningful vote' will be ruled out of order if the motion is 'the same or substantially the same'
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Backbenchers said deep party splits exposed by recent votes mean the prime minister's time is up
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The chancellor also warns the PM's deal may not return to the Commons if it doesn't have MPs' support.
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The chancellor highlighted funding for Northern Ireland would be looked at soon as part of a scheduled spending review
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While some sitting BJP MPs may be shifted to different seats, some leaders who were hoping for ticket are likely to be left disappointed.
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Prayagraj Shyam Charan Gupta crossed over to Samajwadi Party on Wednesday, on a day Ram Prasad Sarmah - another sitting MP from Assam's Tezpur - too left the..
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With the exception of veteran leader P Karunakaran, all sitting MPs have been renominated.
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