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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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The Tory leadership candidate said MPs would set up parliament outside the Palace of Westminster if the frontrunner for PM tried to lock them out
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Boris Johnson scooped 114 votes from Tory MPs, 71 ahead of his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

'I have really struggled very hard to think of every available opportunity and I can't currently think of any more'
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

MPs reject the chance to take control of Parliament's timetable, blocking the latest attempt to stop no-deal Brexit.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Opposition MPs have lost critical vote on a bid to prevent a future Tory prime minister from forcing through a no-deal Brexit.
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Labour and cross-party alliance seeks to hijack parliamentary timetable from government
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Patients facing 'agonising' waits to start treatment amid a troubling lack of interest from ministers
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

The move comes as Boris Johnson warns Tories could 'kick the bucket' as a party if they fail to take the UK out of Europe in October
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

It comes as Labour due to launch cross-party bid to block no-deal Brexit
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Politics Explained: 'Proroguing', which would suspend parliament, has been suggested by Tory leadership contenders as a way to stop MPs blocking an exit from the..
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

MPs 'will intervene to try and stop' UK crashing out without agreement in place, says Amber Rudd
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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