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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Michael Gove is set to drop the government's target to build 300,000 homes every year following an angry backlash from his own party's MPs.
Credit: Sky News - Published 7 hours ago

As of Sunday night, 26 MPs had said they intend to stand down at the next general election - 13 Conservatives, 12 Labour and one Plaid Cymru.
16 hours ago • Sky News
The prime minister's decision to reappoint Suella Braverman as home secretary "sets a dangerous precedent" for government standards, according to a group of MPs.
4 days ago • Sky News
The total value of fraud in three COVID-19 schemes totalled £4.5bn, of which the taxpayer is only going to get £1.1bn back, the head of HM Revenue and Customs..
5 days ago • Sky News
Rishi Sunak is being urged by some of his own MPs to attend global wildlife negotiations in Canada next week, in a private letter warning vital talks could fail..
5 days ago • Sky News
A group of more than 50 MPs has written to PM Rishi Sunak, urging him to introduce emergency legislation which will cut small boat crossings of the Channel.
1 week ago • Sky News

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