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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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Lebanese parliament session expected to be postponed: parliamentary sources

A Lebanese parliament session is expected to be postponed on Tuesday because protests had prevented MPs from arriving, two parliamentary sources said, torpedoing the first session since demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party mulls pulling MPs from parliament

A pro-Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey's parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government's decision to oust 24..
Reuters - Published

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Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

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Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Lorraine Kelly: Modern politics is toxic and divisive [Video]Lorraine Kelly: Modern politics is toxic and divisive

Lorraine Kelly said the current political climate - where female MPs are standing down because of intimidation - was concerning. The TV host was speaking at the ITV Palooza event in London. She is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Davey: Farage is toxic to many Conservative voters [Video]Davey: Farage is toxic to many Conservative voters

Sir Ed Davey has called Nigel Farage "toxic to many Conservative voters" as he gave his opinion on the Brexit Party leader's decision to not stand his MPs in Conservative constituencies. But, the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published

Farage says Brexit Party candidates were stood down 'to stop Lib Dems getting in' [Video]Farage says Brexit Party candidates were stood down 'to stop Lib Dems getting in'

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his party's decision not to field candidates in constituencies with Conservative MPs was motivated by his fear that doing so would help Liberal Democrats get..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks [Video]UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks

Country set for snap election, but some are dissuaded from running after crimes against MPs doubled last year and parliamentary report found "commonplace" abuse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament' [Video]Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament'

Jeremy Corbyn says, "many people in our country have grown weary of politics", blaming the behaviour of MPs and "shouting matches in Parliament. Speaking in Telford, the Labour leader said: "I'm not..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle? [Video]Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow [Video]Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has emerged victorious in the election to replace John Bercow as House of Commons Speaker. The Labour politician received more than 50% of votes in the fourth ballot of MPs, defeating..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Politics: The state of the parties as election campaigning begins [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as election campaigning begins

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as MPs ready themselves for a General Election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP [Video]John Bercow 'defending the indefensible' says Tory MP

John Bercow has been accused of "defending the indefensible" to the "fag end" of his tenure as Speaker during a furious Commons bust-up. The Speaker became embroiled in the row with long-term nemesis..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow [Video]MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow

MPs including Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, Shadow Leader of the House Valerie Vaz, Conservative MP Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) and SNP Shadow Leader of the House Pete Wishart all pay..

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Which major MPs will not be standing at the 2019 general election? [Video]Which major MPs will not be standing at the 2019 general election?

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan is the latest high-profile MP to declare she will not stand in the looming December general election. We take a look at some of the other prestigious names stepping down..

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Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election [Video]Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election

Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs after MPs vote for December 12 election

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MPs vote to approve pre-Christmas general election [Video]MPs vote to approve pre-Christmas general election

Legislation for an early general election on December 12 has cleared the Commons after MPs voted in favour by 438 to 20, majority 418.

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Corbyn and Labour set to back December general election [Video]Corbyn and Labour set to back December general election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met. Jeremy Corbyn told his shadow cabinet Labour would launch the "most ambitious..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Boris Johnson to push on with attempt to secure general election [Video]Boris Johnson to push on with attempt to secure general election

Boris Johnson is to push on with his effort to secure a pre-Christmas general election after MPs rejected his third attempt to go to the country. The Prime Minister failed to get the two-thirds..

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Government fails to force snap general election on December 12 [Video]Government fails to force snap general election on December 12

The Government has failed to force a snap general election on December 12, as MPs voted 299 to 70 in favour of the motion - short of the required two-thirds Commons majority. Prime Minister Boris..

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Politics: The state of the parties as Brexit is delayed [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Brexit is delayed

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the Brexit process is extended to January 31 and MPs vote on a December general election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

When could the UK have a general election? [Video]When could the UK have a general election?

Boris Johnson has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to another general election. The Prime Minister said there would be more time allocated for the Commons to look..

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Boris Johnson calls for December election [Video]Boris Johnson calls for December election

Boris Johnson has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to an election. The Prime Minister said there would be more time allocated for the Commons to look at his deal..

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Boris Johnson says he awaits EU move on Brexit delay after parliament defeat [Video]Boris Johnson says he awaits EU move on Brexit delay after parliament defeat

The UK PM told parliament he still wants Brexit to happen on October 31 after MPs dealt a major blow to his plan.

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Brexit: What happens next? [Video]Brexit: What happens next?

Boris Johnson’s dream of leaving the EU on Halloween with a Brexit deal has been dealt a serious blow, and he has told MPs he will now “pause” the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). So, what does..

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Corbyn offers to work with Government on Brexit Bill timetable [Video]Corbyn offers to work with Government on Brexit Bill timetable

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responds to the defeat of Government's Brexit deal timetable by telling MPs: "We warned on Saturday that if the House passes the Government's deal, it'd be a disaster for..

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Boris Johnson: I will pull Brexit deal if MPs don't back my plans [Video]Boris Johnson: I will pull Brexit deal if MPs don't back my plans

Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and call for an early general election if MPs do not vote for his plans as he kicked off a Commons showdown. Two crucial votes on Tuesday evening..

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Labor launches strategy to better reflect Australia's diversity in parliament

Labor has created a new committee to boost the number of migrant MPs in the party.
SBS - Published

One Nation MP forced to apologise after guests go through parliamentary chamber desks

Queensland One Nation MP Stephen Andrew has apologised to parliament after guests he brought into the House were caught rifling through the desks of other MPs.
SBS - Published

As British MPs prepare for crucial Brexit vote, Australia is watching ‘very closely’

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says the government is closely monitoring the Brexit vote for the Australian implications.
SBS - Published

Less than 10 Labour MPs to back UK PM's Brexit deal on Saturday: BBC reporter tweet

Less than ten Labour Party MPs will back the British government on Saturday when the parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said in a tweet..
Reuters - Published

Crossbenchers push to raise age of criminal responsibility in Australia

Crossbench MPs are behind legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, saying Australia is out of step with other countries.
SBS - Published

Push to raise age when kids are criminals

Crossbench MPs are behind legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, saying Australia is out of step with other countries.
SBS - Published

'Abortion will finally be decriminalised in NSW': After months of debate, bill reaches final hurdle

A bill to decriminalise abortion will head back to the NSW lower house for MPs to consider amendments approved by the upper house before it becomes law.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion bill reaches final hurdle

A bill to decriminalise abortion will head back to the NSW lower house for MPs to consider amendments approved by the upper house before it becomes law.
SBS - Published

'We reject the issue of sex selection': NSW abortion debate to resume next week

Debate on amendments to draft NSW abortion decriminalisation laws will resume next week after upper-house MPs this week passed and rejected several changes.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion debate to resume next week

Debate on amendments to draft NSW abortion decriminalisation laws will resume next week after upper-house MPs this week passed and rejected several changes.
SBS - Published

NSW MPs debate abortion bill changes

The NSW upper house continues debating more than 30 proposed amendments to the controversial bill to decriminalise abortion.
SBS - Published

Controversial abortion bill debate resumes in NSW

NSW MPs will resume their debate on a bill decriminalising abortion after delays, a weekend of demonstrations and a leadership spill was called off.
SBS - Published

Group of 40 Indigenous leaders to present letter to PM proposing pathway for voice to parliament

Government MPs have been warned that 'history will judge them' if they don't deliver an Indigenous voice to parliament.
SBS - Published

MPs back NSW Premier, say it's 'not OK' to press politicians on abortion stances

Federal minister for women Marise Payne has blasted a 2GB radio host for quizzing the NSW premier on her personal approach to abortion.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion decriminalisation bill heads to the upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
SBS - Published

Abortion debate moves to NSW upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
SBS - Published

Labor presses for access to China briefings

Labor is pushing for department briefings on Australia's relationship with China to be shared with MPs amid hopes of fostering a better debate on the issue.
SBS - Published

Eagle eyes wonder if Perrottet and Stokes are more than running mates

It says something about the sedentary nature of politics that whenever MPs are spotted exercising together, suspicions arise.
The Age - Published

Pro-choice, pro-life protesters face off as MPs debate abortion bill

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW will go to the lower house on Tuesday and has generated passionate debate from both sides.
SBS - Published

Graham Freudenberg: speechwriter to Whitlam, Hawke and more

Freudenberg led the craft of speechwriting and contributed more to his party than did most MPs.
The Age - Published

Most voters support indigenous recognition

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Fed govt backs away from 3rd chamber

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Conservative MPs wary of indigenous voice

Scott Morrison will have the captain's call on working towards a referendum on changing the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians, a senator says.
SBS - Published

Right-wing MPs threaten religious bill

Individuals in Scott Morrison's government may have differing thoughts on religious freedom but they all ultimately seek its protection, a senator argues.
SBS - Published

Labor MPs flag full tax cut plan support

Some Labor MPs believe their party should pass the government's full tax plan if the coalition doesn't budge on splitting up the package.
SBS - Published

Vote count done, coalition in box seat

Voters have put the major parties on notice with almost one quarter of MPs holding marginal seats after the AEC finalised its vote count for lower house seats.
SBS - Published

NT pay freeze comes into force

The planned pay freeze for MPs and public sector executives in the Northern Territory has come into force.
SBS - Published

Federal MPs granted two per cent pay rise

The Remuneration Tribunal has approved a two per cent pay hike for federal MPs, judges and public servants.
SBS - Published

British Conservative leadership candidates with little support could be 'culled': The Telegraph

A leadership contender for Britain's Conservative Party who fails to win the backing of more than 10 MPs next week could be eliminated after the first round of voting under plans to be discussed by..
Reuters - Published

Nationals MPs push for nuclear inquiry

Queensland Nationals MPs Keith Pitt and James McGrath will reportedly try to create a parliamentary committee to investigate using nuclear energy.
SBS - Published

Donald Trump's UK State Visit Confirmed: What to Expect

donald trump's uk state visit confirmed: what to expect
by Simon Baxendale - After months of speculation, it has been confirmed this week that US President Donald Trump will return to the UK later this year as part of a state visit. This means that Trump..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May Asks the EU for Brexit Extension - While a Year ‘Flextension’ May Be on the Cards

theresa may asks the eu for brexit extension - while a year ‘flextension’ may be on the cards
by Simon Baxendale - Will a year-long 'Flextension' offer Britain a second chance to resolve its Brexit deadlock? Brexit – the complicated divorced between the UK and European Union – was..
One News Page Staff - Published

British MPs Reject Theresa May's Brexit Deal for a Third Time

british mps reject theresa may's brexit deal for a third time
by Simon Baxendale - On the day when the UK was set to leave the European Union, Brexit seemed to become even more complicated. Not just for British citizens, but for those in politics itself –..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May Should 'Quit' to Help Brexit, Say Senior UK Figures

theresa may should 'quit' to help brexit, say senior uk figures
by Graham Pierrepoint - Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce from the European Union has been thrown into..
One News Page Staff - Published

Online Petition to Cancel Brexit Crashes UK Parliament Website

online petition to cancel brexit crashes uk parliament website
by Simon Baxendale - 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 divorce from the European Union is still..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May's Brexit Deal: Third Vote Blocked

theresa may's brexit deal: third vote blocked
by Simon Baxendale - 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 going to be reached without the prospect of a..
One News Page Staff - Published

British MPs Vote Against 'No Deal' - What Now for Brexit?

british mps vote against 'no deal' - what now for brexit?
by Simon Baxendale - In what is continuing to be a dramatic week as far as Brexit voting is concerned, British Parliament has narrowly voted against the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit..
One News Page Staff - Published

Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Ahead of Crucial Vote on Deal

brexit talks 'deadlocked' ahead of crucial vote on deal
by Stephanie Boyd - Theresa May’s attempts to arrange a deal between the UK and the European Union with regard to Brexit have been well-publicized. However, with the proposed deadline looming..
One News Page Staff - Published

Brexit: Who Is the Independent Group?

brexit: who is the independent group?
by Stephanie Boyd - As if matters on Brexit couldn’t get more complicated, it seems this week that a number of UK politicians have decided to take a stance and break away from their main parties..
One News Page Staff - Published

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