Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and... Wikipedia

  • Type:  Bicameral
  • Houses:  House of Lords, House of Commons
  • Established:  15 June 1215, (Parliament of England), 1 January 1801, (Parliament of the United Kingdom)
  • Preceded by:  Parliament of Great Britain & Parliament of Ireland
  • Succeeded by:  Revolutionary Dáil Éireann (in Ireland only)
  • Monarch:  Charles III, Since 8 September 2022
  • Lord Speaker:  The Lord McFall of Alcluith, Since 1 May 2021
  • Commons Speaker:  Lindsay Hoyle, Since 4 November 2019
  • Prime Minister:  Liz Truss, Conservative, Since 6 September 2022
  • Leader of the Opposition:  Keir Starmer, Labour, Since 4 April 2020
  • Seats:  House of Lords, House of Commons: 650
  • House of Lords political groups:  Speaker: Lord Speaker, Lords Temporal, HM Government: Conservative Party, HM Most Loyal Opposition: Labour Party, Other opposition: Liberal Democrats: Democratic Unionist Party: Ulster Unionist Party: Green Party: Plaid Cymru: Non-affiliated, Crossbench: Crossbench, Lords Spiritual: Bishops
  • House of Commons political groups:  Speaker: Speaker, HM Government: Conservative Party (357), HM Most Loyal Opposition: Labour Party (200), Other opposition: Scottish National Party (44): Liberal Democrats (15): Democratic Unionist Party (8): Plaid Cymru (3): Social Democratic and Labour Party (2): Alba Party (2): Alliance Party (1): Green Party (1): Independent (10), Abstentionist: Sinn Féin (7)
  • House of Commons last election:  12 December 2019
  • House of Commons next election:  On or before 24 January 2025
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo