House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which, like the House of Lords , meets in the Palace of Westminster add

Category: Politics

Founded in 2000.

Countries: United Kingdom (87%), (5%), Ireland (2%)

Main connections: Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of parliament, House of Lords

Linked to: Conservative Party, King Edward's School, Birmingham, Labour Party, Liberal Party

 

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2000

After the next general review of constituencies, the Boundary Commissions will be absorbed into the Electoral Commission, which was established in 2000 add something

 

Gwyneth Dunwoody - In October 2000, she was one of several candidates for the speakership of the House of Commons


2001

Robin Cook - After the 2001 general election he was moved, against his wishes, from the Foreign Office to be Leader of the House of Commons

 

Stephen Twigg - Following the 2001 election, Twigg was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons, Robin Cook, and in 2002 became a junior minister in the Department for Education and Skills

 

Chris Grayling - Grayling was elected to the House of Commons to represent the Surrey seat of Epsom and Ewell at the 2001 general election following the retirement of the veteran Tory MP Archie Hamilton

 

George Osborne - He has been the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001

 

Stephen Crabb - He unsuccessfully contested the House of Commons seat of Preseli Pembrokeshire at the 2001 General Election but fell 2,946 votes short of removing the sitting Labour MP Jackie Lawrence

 

Anne Moffat - Moffat was elected to the House of Commons for the East Lothian constituency in the 2001 general election

 

George Osborne - Elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton, Cheshire, in June 2001, Osborne succeeded the Independent MP Martin Bell, who had famously defeated the controversial former Conservative minister Neil Hamilton at the 1997 election; but chose not to stand again in Tatton at the 2001 election


2002

In 2002, the set was purchased by the scriptwriter Paul Abbott so that it could be used in his BBC drama serial "State of Play" add something

 

George Galloway - In a House of Commons debate on 6 March 2002, Foreign Office Minister Ben Bradshaw said of Galloway that he was "not just an apologist, but a mouthpiece, for the Iraqi regime over many years


2003

Stewart Stevenson - Both teams comfortably surpassed the record low score of 25 achieved by the House of Commons team in 2003

 

Phil Woolas - In 2003 he was made Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, and in 2005 moved to the Office of the Deputy Minister to become Minister of State with responsibility for local government, later moving to the newly-created Department for Communities and Local Government with the same responsibilities

 

Jamie Stone - The Professionals easily beat the Welsh Assembly's team with a final score of 110 points to 75, and surpassed the record low score achieved of 25, which was achieved by the House of Commons in 2003

 

Robin Cook - He resigned from his positions as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on 17 March 2003 in protest against the invasion of Iraq

 

George Galloway - After speaking in a debate on Iraq on 25 March 2003, Galloway did not intervene in any way in Parliamentary debates or ask any oral questions for the remainder of the Parliament and his participation in House of Commons divisions was among the lowest of any MP.

 

Michael Portillo - In November 2003, having turned down an offer of a Shadow Cabinet post from the incoming Conservative leader Michael Howard, Portillo announced that he would not seek re-election and he left the House of Commons at the 2005 general election


2005

Margaret Thatcher - After leaving the House of Commons, Thatcher became the first former Prime Minister to set up a foundation; it closed down in 2005 because of financial difficulties

 

Harriet Harman - After the 2005 general election, she became a Minister of State in the Department for Constitutional Affairs with responsibilities including constitutional reform, legal aid and court processes and she represented Lord Falconer in the House of Commons on the frontbench

 

Nick Clegg - Clegg was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election and became the Liberal Democrats' Home Affairs spokesperson in 2006

 

Nick Clegg - Clegg was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election and became the Liberal Democrats' Home Affairs spokesperson in 2006

 

Nadine Dorries - Dorries was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for the safe seat of Mid Bedfordshire, with a majority of 11,355

 

Geoff Hoon - He served as the Lord Privy Seal and the Leader of the House of Commons from the 2005 general election until 5 May 2006, when he was appointed on that day as Minister for Europe

 

David Gauke - He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Hertfordshire South West following the retirement of Richard Page

 

Robert Goodwill - He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Scarborough and Whitby, gaining the seat from Labour's Lawrie Quinn by just 1,245 votes

 

Philip Dunne (politician) - He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Ludlow when he unseated the incumbent Liberal Democrat MP, Matthew Green

 

Robert Flello - He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Stoke-on-Trent South following the retirement of George Stevenson

 

Philip Hollobone - Hollobone secured election to the House of Commons at the second attempt, during the 2005 General Election, defeating Phil Sawford by 3,301 votes

 

Andrew Hunter (British politician) - Hunter stepped down from the House of Commons at the 2005 general election and suggested he would move to Northern Ireland to become more involved with DUP politics

 

Celia Barlow - She became the first of the new MPs elected in 2005 to make their maiden speech in the House of Commons

 

Virginia Bottomley - She stepped down from the House of Commons when the 2005 General Election was called

 

Julia Goldsworthy - She was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 General Election for Falmouth and Camborne when she ousted the sitting Labour MP Candy Atherton

 

Graham Stuart (politician) - Stuart was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in the 2005 general election with a majority of 2,580

 

Helena Wojtczak - The book was launched at the House of Commons, at the TUC Conference 2005 and at the National Railway Museum

 

Paul Boateng - Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009

 

Chris Huhne - After winning election to the House of Commons on 5 May 2005, Sharon Bowles the candidate third on the Liberal Democrat list replaced Huhne as representative for the South East of England

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods - Elected with a majority of 3,274, Blackman-Woods made her maiden speech to the House of Commons on 24 May 2005, in which she referred to the work of her predecessor Gerry Steinberg, as well as referring at length to the importance to Durham of Durham Cathedral, the University of Durham and the historic legacy of mining within the area

 

Emily Thornberry - Thornberry made her maiden speech in the House of Commons on 24 May 2005

 

Nadine Dorries - Dorries was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for the safe seat of Mid-Bedfordshire on the retirement through ill health after a series of scandals of Jonathan Sayeed, with a majority of 11,355, and made her maiden speech on 25 May 2005

 

Nadine Dorries - Dorries was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for the safe seat of Mid-Bedfordshire on the retirement through ill health after a series of scandals of Jonathan Sayeed, with a majority of 11,355, and made her maiden speech on 25 May 2005

 

Chris Grayling - Following the 2005 general election he became a member of Howard's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, and since the election of David Cameron as the leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005 he has served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport


2006

Most bills were until 2006 considered by Standing Committees, which consisted of between 16 and 50 members add something

 

Shailesh Vara - In 2006, he was appointed to the shadow ministerial post of Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

 

Nadine Dorries - On 31 October 2006, Dorries introduced a Private Member's Bill in the House of Commons, which would have reduced the time limit for abortion in Great Britain from 24 to 21 weeks; introduced a ten day 'cooling-off' period for women wishing to have an abortion, during which time the woman would be required to undergo counselling; and accelerate access to abortion at the end of the cooling-off period

 

In November 2006, Standing Committees were replaced by Public Bill Committees add something

 

Ann Widdecombe - In November 2006, she moved into the house of an Islington Labour Councillor to experience life on a council estate, her response to her experience being "Five years ago I made a speech in the House of Commons about the forgotten decents

 

Nick Hurd - Nick Hurd MP came top in the Private Member's Bill ballot in November 2006, and introduced the Sustainable Communities Bill into the House of Commons


2007

Harriet Harman - In 2007, Harman was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and served in the Cabinet as Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and Equality from 2007 to 2010

 

Tim Cross - Since 2007, he has been army advisor to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, as well as a defence advisor for Fujitsu and other companies

 

John Prescott - On 30 January 2007, he announced in the House of Commons that "I'm in a rather happy demob stage", in a combative performance

 

David Maclean - The Bill was passed by the House of Commons on 18 May 2007, but has so far failed to find a sponsor in the House of Lords

 

Anne Moffat - On 23 May 2007, she compared the newly elected Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to Adolf Hitler, saying "proportional representation gave Germany Adolf Hitler and in Scotland to a lesser degree we've had the member for Banff and Buchan" during a debate in the House of Commons on the 2007 Scottish Elections

 

Helen Goodman - In June 2007 she was appointed Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, before being made a whip in October 2008

 

Harriet Harman - On 28 June 2007, after she became Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Brown became leader and was appointed Prime Minister, Harman joined Brown's Cabinet as Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and Equality, and was given the title of Labour Party Chair

 

David Miliband - Miliband's first Foreign Office questions session as Foreign Secretary in the House of Commons was on 3 July 2007

 

George Galloway - On 17 July 2007, following a four-year inquiry, the House of Commons Select Committee on Standards and Privileges published its sixth report

 

Chris Huhne - On 6 November 2007, Huhne made remarks about the Speaker of the House of Commons on the BBC television programme "Newsnight" in which he claimed that the Speaker, Michael Martin, had fallen asleep during a speech by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown


2008

Iain Gray - Initially, Gray oversaw some electoral successes for Scottish Labour, such as repelling SNP challenges in the Glenrothes and Glasgow North East by-elections, as well as Scottish Labour maintaining all 41 constituencies it holds in the House of Commons at the 2010 General Election

 

Nadine Dorries - A complaint from the Liberal Conspiracy website, regarding Dorries' use of the House of Commons' Portcullis emblem on her blog, had been upheld in March 2008, on the basis that Dorries "gave the impression it had some kind of parliamentary endorsement or authority

 

Harriet Harman - When Harman, as Leader of the House of Commons, stood in for Gordon Brown during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 2 April 2008 , she became the first female Labour Minister to take Prime Minister's Questions

 

Julia Goldsworthy - On 14 May 2008 in the House of Commons debates, she presented a petition on behalf of many thousands of people living in Cornwall who would like to see Cornwall be recognised as a network region on the website

 

Duncan Bannatyne - On 19 May 2008 Bannatyne added his support to the launch of the Geared for Giving Campaign at the House of Commons to encourage UK business leaders to set up and promote a Workplace Giving scheme to benefit UK registered charities with tax effective donations through employees pay

 

Lord Mandelson was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in October 2008; he was briefly neither a member of the Lords nor Commons in this capacity add something


2009

Robert Peston - On 4 February 2009, Peston appeared as a witness at the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, along with Alex Brummer , Lionel Barber , Sir Simon Jenkins , and Sky News Business Editor Jeff Randall to answer questions on the role of the media in financial stability and "whether financial journalists should operate under any form of reporting restrictions during banking crises"

 

David Miliband - On 5 February 2009, Miliband made a statement to the House of Commons concerning Guantanamo Bay detainee and former British resident Benyam Mohammed

 

Tom McKillop - At a meeting of the Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons on 10 February 2009, he admitted to having no qualifications in banking

 

Fred Goodwin - During questioning by the Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons on 10 February 2009, it emerged that Goodwin had no technical bank training and no formal banking qualifications

 

Peter Bone - In March 2009 Bone was a key speaker opposing the use of the House of Commons by the UK Youth Parliament

 

Boris Johnson - On 2 April 2009, Johnson walked out of a House of Commons inquiry midway through giving an answer

 

Nick Clegg - On 29 April 2009 a motion in the House of Commons by the Liberal Democrats that all Gurkhas be offered an equal right of residence resulted in a defeat for the Government by 267 votes to 246

 

Siv Jensen - In May 2009, Jensen held a lecture in the British House of Commons at the invitation of Conservative Party MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind

 

Ann Widdecombe - In May 2009, following the resignation of Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons, it was reported that Widdecombe was gathering support for election as interim Speaker until the next general election

 

In May and June 2009 revelations of MPs' expenses claims caused a major scandal and loss of confidence by the public in the integrity of MPs, as well as causing the forced resignation of the Speaker add something

 

David Davis (British politician) - During a House of Commons debate on 7 July 2009, Davis accused the UK government of outsourcing torture, by allowing Rangzieb Ahmed to leave the country to Pakistan, where it is said the Inter-Services Intelligence was given the go ahead by the British intelligence agencies to torture Ahmed


2010

Edward Leigh - A veteran backbencher, Leigh was encouraged to challenge for the Speakership of the House of Commons, and after the 2010 General Election for one of the Deputy Speakerships, but chose not to pursue this ambition for the time being since parliamentary convention precludes members of the governing party being elected to such high office, unless already "in situ"

 

Phil Woolas - As a result his victory at the 2010 general election campaign was declared void, he lost his seat in the House of Commons, Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, announced that Woolas was suspended from the Labour Party

 

Sajid Javid - At the 2010 general election he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for the Bromsgrove constituency

 

E. Gerald Corrigan - In February, 2010, Corrigan faced inquiry in the House of Commons Treasury committee in London , England for Goldman's involvement with currency swaps executed with the Greek government

 

Sarah Newton - Newton was elected to the House of Commons in the 2010 general election

 

Mark Pritchard (politician) - Pritchard was at the centre of a political story in 2010 when he had a public confrontation with the Speaker of the House of Commons, who had told him to stand aside in a corridor

 

John Bercow - The Speaker of the House of Commons is traditionally seen as outside party politics, and is often not challenged by the main parties at general elections, including the 2010 general election

 

Nick Clegg - The morning after the 2010 General Election presented the country with no one political party able to form a government that would command a majority in the House of Commons

 

John Maples, Baron Maples - On 10 January 2010, Maples announced that he would stand down from the House of Commons at the general election which was held that May

 

Peter Sutcliffe - On 23 March 2010, the Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw, was questioned by Julie Kirkbride, Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, in the House of Commons

 

John Bercow - Publicity was given to a bill of more than £600 for food and drink in the Palace of Westminster in April 2010, when the Financial Controller of the House of Commons wrote informing Bercow that there were "items which have been outstanding for at least two months" on it; it was paid later in the month

 

Rosie Winterton - Formerly a minister within both the Blair and Brown Governments, she first entered the Shadow Cabinet in May 2010 as the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

 

Naomi Long - On 6 May 2010, she defeated Peter Robinson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, to become Member of Parliament for Belfast East in the House of Commons

 

David Miliband - On 12 May 2010, flanked by 15 supportive MPs outside the House of Commons, Miliband announced he would stand for the leadership election of the Labour Party

 

Chris Huhne - The cancellation of the loan was one of a number of projects agreed by the previous Labour government cancelled in an announcement to the House of Commons on 17 June 2010

 

Oliver Colvile - Since 26 July 2010, Colvile has served on the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee

 

Liam Fox - In a speech on the future of the Armed Forces to the House of Commons on 19 October 2010 Prime Minister David Cameron set out plans that would mean cuts 7,000 jobs go in the British Army; 5,000 in the Royal Navy; 5,000 in the Royal Air Force; and 25,000 civilian jobs at the Ministry of Defence

 

Danny Alexander - On 19 October 2010, the day before the spending review was announced in the House of Commons, Alexander was photographed reading a memo which showed that as a result of the cuts the government would be announcing up to 490,000 public service jobs could be lost


2011

However, since the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, terms are now a fixed five years: only a vote of no confidence or a two-thirds majority can bring about an early general election add something

 

Colin Firth - Firth appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the unsuccessful Alternative Vote referendum in 2011

 

Stephen Fry - Fry appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011

 

Eddie Izzard - Izzard appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011

 

Joanna Lumley - Lumley appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011

 

Honor Blackman - She publicly supports changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011

 

Prince Andrew, Duke of York - His suitability for the role was challenged in the House of Commons by Shadow Justice Minister Chris Bryant in February 2011, at the time of the 2011 Libyan civil war, on the grounds that he was "not only a very close friend of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, but

 

Tony Lloyd - Lloyd supports Manchester United F.C., and in March 2011 tabled an early day motion in the House of Commons for Ryan Giggs to be knighted

 

Imogen Thomas - On 23 May 2011, Giggs was identified in the House of Commons as the footballer concerned

 

Louise Mensch - On 19 July 2011, in the House of Commons Culture,_Media_and_Sport (Culture,_Media_and_Sport_Committee) Select Committee, Mensch took part in the questioning of James and Rupert Murdoch over the "News of the World" phone hacking scandal


2012

Gary McKinnon - On 16 October 2012, Home Secretary Theresa May announced to the House of Commons that the extradition had been blocked, saying that "Mr McKinnon's extradition would give rise to such a high risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with Mr McKinnon's human rights


2013

Nadine Dorries - In February 2013, at the time of the Bills second reading in the House of Commons, she argued that the bill being put forward before parliament avoided the issue of consummation and thus contradicted the Marriages Act 1973, and therefore did not make gay marriage equal to heterosexual marriage

 

Danny Alexander - On 5 February 2013 MP Danny Alexander voted in favour in the House of Commons Second Reading vote on marriage equality in Britain

 

Edward Leigh - On 5 February 2013 MP Edward Leigh voted against in the House of Commons Second Reading vote on gay marriage in Britain

 

Roger Gale - On 5 February 2013 MP Sir Roger Gale voted against in the House of Commons Second Reading vote on marriage equality in Britain


2014

The annual salary of each member is £67,060, effective from April 1, 2014 add something


2016

The annual salary of each member is £74,962, effective from 1 April 2016 add something


2017

As at 2017, the United Kingdom is divided into 650 constituencies, with 533 in England, 40 in Wales, 59 in Scotland, and 18 in Northern Ireland add something

 

The opposition parties Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrats all decided not to oppose the proposal, and May's decision to call a snap election was approved in the House of Commons in a Parliamentary session after Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 19 April 2017 with 522 MPs voting in favour and 13 voting against add something


2019

As at 7 July 2019, four of the eight last prime ministers have attained office as the immediate result of a general election; the others have gained office upon the resignation of a prime minister of their own party add something