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UK Parliament, House of Commons

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
33.85%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
34%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

Combating disinformation and "fake news"

Disinformation and "fake news" have become an increasingly visible global phenomenon, accelerated by the ubiquity of smartphones and social media networks. Conscious of the potential risks for democracy, many parliaments are taking action.
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News in brief
MPs at 140 IPU Assembly

Over 30 per cent of parliaments surveyed pass new legislation thanks to IPU

In a recent survey of IPU Member Parliaments, 31 per cent of respondents confirmed that new legislation had been put in place as a direct result of IPU assemblies, programmes, initiatives and resolutions. Of the sample, 75 per cent also
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Voices
Lisa Cameron

Interview with Lisa Cameron, MP – The UK Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Voices is part of an IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. UK MP Lisa Cameron discusses the
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News in brief
130th anniversary

Video highlights of the 130th anniversary

Watch how IPU members around the world celebrated the IPU's milestone anniversary.
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Statements
The President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, welcomed delegations from France and Britain, with Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General

Statement by the French and British Groups of the IPU for the 130th anniversary

Gathered in Paris to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first meeting of the IPU on 29 and 30 June 1889, the French and British Groups of the IPU reaffirm in the following statement their commitment to the IPU.
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Related events

13th Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians

Hull, United Kingdom

Twelfth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians organized by the Centre for Legislative Studies at Hull University and sponsored by the IPU

Wroxton, United Kingdom

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