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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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Theresa May to face Conservative MPs demanding she resigns just hours before Commons stages historic Brexit votes

Twin threats after MPs call Oliver Letwin – the senior Tory behind the move to 'indicative votes' – the 'new prime minister'
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs set out plan to consider alternatives to PM's deal

brexit: mps set out plan to consider alternatives to pm's deal
The Commons will consider alternatives to Theresa May's deal in attempt to break current deadlock.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Member of parliament

UK legislators seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock [Video]UK legislators seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

House of Commons votes to give itself control of timetable starting on Wednesday so MPs can vote on alternatives.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

UK's May puts off another vote on Brexit deal [Video]UK's May puts off another vote on Brexit deal

May told parliament that she does not have enough support from MPs to pass the withdrawal agreement, but she is fighting plans by a group of rebel MPs to seize control of Brexit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

May: Not enough support yet to hold a third Brexit vote [Video]May: Not enough support yet to hold a third Brexit vote

The British Prime Minister says she will continue with talks with lawmakers to try to get their backing. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Time's up, Theresa? PM urged to set her own exit date to get Brexit deal [Video]Time's up, Theresa? PM urged to set her own exit date to get Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers in her party behind her twice-defeated European..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Nervous week ahead for UK; U.S. China trade talks resume [Video]Nervous week ahead for UK; U.S. China trade talks resume

Britain readies for another 'meaningful' Brexit vote, Apple gets TV-ready, and hopes rise for China and the US to make peace in their trade war. Francis Maguire previews the week ahead.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Over 5 Million Sign Petition To Cancel Brexit [Video]Over 5 Million Sign Petition To Cancel Brexit

Business Insider reports over 5 million people have signed an online petition demanding the UK government cancels Brexit. The petition urges Theresa May's government to keep the UK in the European..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Chancellor: MPs allegedly plotting to oust PM are being self-indulgent [Video]Chancellor: MPs allegedly plotting to oust PM are being self-indulgent

Philip Hammond has accused MPs allegedly trying to oust the Prime Minister of being 'self-indulgent', amid reports that his Cabinet colleagues are plotting a 'coup' to get rid of her. The Chancellor..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

MPs speak at march for a second EU referendum [Video]MPs speak at march for a second EU referendum

MPs from across party divides unite to speak as demonstrators flood the streets of central London in a march for a second referendum. Tom Watson, Nicola Sturgeon and Dominic Grieve were among the MPs..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Fears Of Brexit Violence [Video]Fears Of Brexit Violence

According to CNN, British Members of Parliament have been advised to take taxis home, over fears that they could be attacked by members of the public over the handling of Brexit. In an email obtained..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Brexit: MPs 'are not traitors', says Parliament Speaker [Video]Brexit: MPs 'are not traitors', says Parliament Speaker

"All of you are doing your best."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:07Published

UK: Brexit clouds gather, economy offers ray of light [Video]UK: Brexit clouds gather, economy offers ray of light

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads for Brussels to request an extension to Brexit, a day after delivering an address urging lawmakers to vote through her withdrawal deal. But, as Francis Maguire..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

May Urges Parliament to Back Her On Brexit [Video]May Urges Parliament to Back Her On Brexit

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Theresa May made an impassioned appeal to MPs to support her on Wednesday after the European Union said it could only grant her request to delay Brexit for three..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Theresa May tells the public: I am on your side over Brexit [Video]Theresa May tells the public: I am on your side over Brexit

Theresa May has blamed MPs for failing to implement the result of the 2016 EU referendum, and told voters who want Brexit to be over: "I am on your side".

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

Brexit Britain's bombastic Speaker of the House [Video]Brexit Britain's bombastic Speaker of the House

With humorous diatribes and barked commands, UK parliament's Speaker of the House John Bercow is often the subject of viral videos and memes. He's also become a powerful force in the country's Brexit..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

John Bercow Insists That There Not Be A Third Vote On Brexit deal [Video]John Bercow Insists That There Not Be A Third Vote On Brexit deal

According to Business Insider, Theresa May cannot hold a third vote on her Brexit deal according to an explosive intervention from House of Commons Speaker John Bercow. Speaking on Monday, Bercow said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

UK PM Theresa May Implores Parliament to Pass Brexit Deal [Video]UK PM Theresa May Implores Parliament to Pass Brexit Deal

​The British prime minister is calling on Parliament to pass her Brexit plan this week to avoid missing deadlines.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Could Brexit be delayed? - Inside Story [Video]Could Brexit be delayed? - Inside Story

Britain's MPs vote to ask the EU to delay the divorce due in two weeks

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 25:00Published

MPs hold minute's silence in solidarity with New Zealand [Video]MPs hold minute's silence in solidarity with New Zealand

MPs in the House of Commons observe a minute's silence in memory of the lives lost in the New Zealand terrorist attack.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

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

MPs have approved a Government motion which aims to extend the Brexit process. So what are the next steps in leaving the European Union?

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

MPs Make Decision To Delay Brexit [Video]MPs Make Decision To Delay Brexit

MPs have voted by 412 to 202 to delay Brexit beyond March. The UK is scheduled to leave in just two weeks, but the decision by parliament means May will now request an Article 50 extension of at least..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

MPs vote to delay Brexit beyond March 29 [Video]MPs vote to delay Brexit beyond March 29

MPs have voted to delay Brexit beyond the scheduled date of March 29 amid dramatic scenes in the House of Commons. The vote came after Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement was rejected for the second..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules [Video]Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules

A row over changes to a quality label for Camembert cheese has reached the French parliament after supporters of a traditional raw-milk recipe distributed samples of the creamy, odorous speciality to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option [Video]Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option

UK MPs vote against leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, paving the way for likely Brexit delay.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Jeremy Corbyn: Parliament must take control of Brexit situation [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Parliament must take control of Brexit situation

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is looking into alternative Brexit options, after MPs voted against the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Brexit options narrowing - minister

brexit options narrowing - minister
Matt Hancock urges MPs to back the PM's deal, after MPs vote to take control of the Brexit process.
BBC News - Published

Brexit news - live: General election looms as Theresa May calls cabinet talks after MPs leave her EU exit plan in chaos

Follow The Independent's live coverage of the day's political events
Independent - Published

UK lawmakers vote to take control of Brexit process

British MPs voted on Monday to play a bigger role in Brexit, giving themselves the power to express their preference for different options in an unprecedented move that the government called..
France 24 - Published

Brexit vote: MPs clashes with speaker after John Bercow insults ex-whip

'He was once a whip, he wasn't a very good whip,' speaker says of Greg Hands
Independent - Published

MPs back votes on Brexit alternatives by 329 votes to 302

MPs vote to take control of Commons business in unprecedented move to try to find majority for any Brexit option .
BBC News - Published

Brexit: MPs vote to take control away from May as cabinet warns new election is near

Cabinet members have warned a new election is nearing as Theresa May lost grip on the Brexit process during another fraught night in parliament.
Independent - Published

EU citizens set to have rights 'stripped away' after Brexit, MPs warn

'Significant human rights concerns' raised on behalf of EU nationals in UK
Independent - Published

Homeless people kicked out of underpasses next to parliament 'so MPs can get to work'

Exclusive: Rough sleepers say police cleared out tunnels around Westminster Tube station citing 195-year-old Vagrancy Act
Independent - Published

Gujarat: 14 sitting MPs in BJP's first list of 15

Party announces its candidates on 15 seats for Lok Sabha elections
DNA - Published

Brexit: Which amendments are MPs voting on today?

Letwin amendment would pave the way for 'indicative votes' on wide range of Brexit options
Independent - 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

Brexit: Cabinet ministers openly at war as MPs threatened with general election for defying Theresa May

Commons bid to seize control dramatically torpedoed by Brexit secretary - as leading Tories deny plot to topple prime minister
Independent - Published

Brexit: Philip Hammond urges MPs to 'get together in a room' to solve crisis with May's deal heading for defeat

Philip Hammond has urged MPs of all parties to "get themselves together in a room" to find a solution to the Brexit crisis, admitting Theresa May's deal is all-but dead.
Independent - Published

Federal MPs sidestep issue of preferences amid pressure on arrangements with One Nation

Federal government MPs have sidestepped whether One Nation should be preferenced last, saying Australians are ultimately in control of how they vote.
SBS - Published

Preferences not top issue: federal MPs

Federal government MPs have sidestepped whether One Nation should be preferenced last, saying Australians are ultimately in control of how they vote.
SBS - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: NDA releases Bihar list, 8 MPs dropped

The NDA announced candidates for 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, dropping eight sitting MPs. The announcement was made at a joint press conference addressed by NDA constituents of Bihar: BJP,..
DNA - Published

To boost chances in UP, BJP may drop over 1/3rd of MPs

Party sources maintain that senior leaders have discussed at length about every single seat and candidates are being finalised after scrutiny of several rounds based on the feedback the party has..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha election 2019: Fadnavis has his way, BJP drops six sitting MPs in Maharashtra

BJP while announcing its list of candidates has given priority to elective merits, performance and efforts made in last five years to strengthen party organisation. In order to counter the..
DNA - Published

Greens likely to retain Newtown with swing

The Greens have three sitting MPs in Ballina, Balmain and Newtown and the party is hoping to pick up Lismore with local lawyer Sue Higginson.
SBS - Published

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena renominates 17 of its 18 sitting MPs

The Shiv Sena has released a list of 21 names for the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra that includes 17 of its 18 MPs, in an apparent bid to avoid rebellion. Osmanabad Member of Parliament Ravi Gaikwad,..
DNA - Published

Brussels extends Brexit deadline to 12 April as Theresa May fails to convince EU of orderly exit if MPs shoot down deal

Tightlipped and evasive, Theresa May parried questions until EU chiefs asked her to leave Thursday's Brexit summit meeting and embarked on a negotiation among themselves to draw up a new Brexit..
Firstpost - Published

Brexit protest: Seven Labour frontbenchers among dozens of MPs to join Put it to the People march

Presence of shadow ministers at major protest likely to add to pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to fully endorse Final Say vote
Independent - Published

Brexit news - live: Theresa May under pressure as EU seizes control of timetable and MPs suffer abuse and threats

Follow all the latest updates from Westminster live
Independent - 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

UK MPs have 'clear choice' as Brexit delayed

uk mps have 'clear choice' as brexit delayed
Theresa May will once more urge MPs to back her deal after the EU says the UK's departure can be postponed.
BBC News - Published

BJP retains 19 sitting MPs in UP first list


IndiaTimes - Published

Brexit: UK heading for no-deal if MPs reject deal next week, says Macron

brexit: uk heading for no-deal if mps reject deal next week, says macron
The UK will be heading for a no-deal Brexit if MPs reject Theresa May’s deal next week, EU leaders have warned – as they arrived at a summit in Brussels to discuss an...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

Brexit: Theresa May claims 'no evidence' she put MPs in danger by blaming them for delay in leaving EU

Prime minister on defensive after MP warns 'If any harm comes to any of us, she will have to accept her share of responsibility'
Independent - Published

May facing Brexit backlash at home as she heads to Brussels to seek more time

may facing brexit backlash at home as she heads to brussels to seek more time
Theresa May is facing a backlash from MPs as she heads to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit. The Prime Minister’s Downing Street statement, in which she blamed MPs for..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: MPs react with fury after Theresa May blames them for national 'crisis' and failing to back her deal

Prime minister accused of putting colleagues in harm's way with 'incendiary' speech
Independent - Published

Brexit extension: EU says it will only allow delay if MPs vote for Theresa May's deal next week

The Brexit delay sought by Theresa May will be "conditional" on MPs voting to support her deal in parliament next week, the president of the European Council has said.
Independent - 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

Gujarat: No ticket for non-performers, 8 to 9 sitting MPs to go

Guj BJP's parliamentary board concludes, over to Delhi now
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP drops all 10 sitting MPs from Chhattisgarh

The state has 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and in the 2014 elections the BJP had won 10 seats.
DNA - Published

After state poll rout, BJP drops all 10 MPs in Chhattisgarh

BJP took the radical step of replacing all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh following a rout in the assembly elections in the state — a move that is a sharp indictment of former CM Raman Singh and is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Barnier says May has to prove Brexit delay is ‘useful’ and warns ‘uncertainty costs’

barnier says may has to prove brexit delay is ‘useful’ and warns ‘uncertainty costs’
The EU chief negotiator has said that any extension to Article 50 has to be ‘useful’ and warned it would cause ‘uncertainty’. Michel Barnier said the 27 European Union leaders will have to..
WorldNews - Published

BJP drops all 10 sitting MPs from Chhattisgarh, to field fresh candidates


IndiaTimes - Published

Brexit: Philip Hammond's claim of economic boost if MPs pass deal rejected by his own watchdog

Office for Budget Responsibility predicts 'negligible' effect - warning 'uncertainty' will only be lifted after 'several years'
Independent - Published

How Lok Sabha has changed over 70 years

A lot has changed since the first Lok Sabha was elected in 1952. The average age of MPs has gone up — the last one was the oldest, while this one is the second oldest
IndiaTimes - Published

Are netas lying about campaign expenses?

To ensure a level playing field, the EC limits candidate expenditure. About a third of MPs said they spent less than 50% of the limit and the average expenditure was 59% of the cap in 2014.
IndiaTimes - Published

Theresa May banned from another Commons vote on same Brexit deal

MPs told a further 'meaningful vote' will be ruled out of order if the motion is 'the same or substantially the same'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Theresa May's resignation publicly demanded by MPs as price for backing withdrawal deal

Backbenchers said deep party splits exposed by recent votes mean the prime minister's time is up
Independent - Published

Brexit: 'Physically impossible' to leave on 29 March, says chancellor

brexit: 'physically impossible' to leave on 29 march, says chancellor
The chancellor also warns the PM's deal may not return to the Commons if it doesn't have MPs' support.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Philip Hammond says money for Northern Ireland will be reviewed amid claims of 'bung' for DUP MPs to back withdrawal deal

The chancellor highlighted funding for Northern Ireland would be looked at soon as part of a scheduled spending review
Independent - Published

Lok Sabha Polls: BJP to release first list of candidates today; Bihar leaders may be in for surprise

While some sitting BJP MPs may be shifted to different seats, some leaders who were hoping for ticket are likely to be left disappointed.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha 2019: BJP loses two MPs, gains one

Prayagraj Shyam Charan Gupta crossed over to Samajwadi Party on Wednesday, on a day Ram Prasad Sarmah - another sitting MP from Assam's Tezpur - too left the saffron party.
DNA - Published

CPM's list of 45 covers most of seats where it stands a chance

With the exception of veteran leader P Karunakaran, all sitting MPs have been renominated.
DNA - Published

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