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In the UK, Parliament consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, with the monarch at the head.

The House of Commons is made up of democratically elected Members of Parliament (MPs) representing every UK constituency. The House of Lords is composed of unelected peers and senior bishops. Proceedings are overseen by a Speaker, whose job it is to retain order.

Parliament meets at the Houses of Westminster in London. Here there is a regular schedule of events, including debates, committees and parliamentary questions. If you would like to learn more about what exactly goes on in Parliament, visit our homepage, where you can find out who your MP is, see recent debates and statements, and set up email alerts.