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Dissolution of Parliament Meaning in Politics

Description of Dissolution of Parliament published by Mona Chalabi: This isn’t just when Parliament stops handling business (that’s called a prorogation); it’s the official term for when Parliament ceases to exist altogether ahead of a general election. Members of Parliament have to leave their seats in the House of Commons and have only a few days to clear out their offices before they become members of the public. Or if they haven’t had enough of politics, they can stand again as candidates in their constituencies. Under the new Fixed-term Parliaments Act, a Parliament is dissolved 25 working days before the general election (this year, that’s March 30).

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