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Budget 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, presented his Budget to Parliament on 8th July 2015. This is the first Budget of the current Conservative Government following the pre-election Budget of the coalition Government presented on March 19th. 146 more words


800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta

800 years ago today in 1215 the Magna Carta, or Great Charter, was signed in Runnymede Meadow, to the west of London. It set the foundations for ensuring that everyone is subject to the laws of the land, including royalty. 141 more words


European Documentation Centres: what are they for, what is their future?

Notes from European Documentation Training: Brussels June 2015

European Documentation Centres were set up to allow the citizens of the EU to participate in a debate about the EU. 392 more words

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The State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament took place on the 27th of May. This is the formal ceremony, full of pageantry, signifying the start of the new parliamentary session. 118 more words


Queens Speech and State Opening of Parliament 2015

Yesterday at the State Opening of Parliament the Queen delivered her address outlining the legislative agenda of the Conservative Government for the forthcoming parliamentary session. This is the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996. 231 more words


Election 2015 Data and Key Issues

The House of Commons Library has published its analysis of the results of the 2015 general election. This report presents data from the election at national and constituency level for the United Kingdom, with comparisons to results from the previous 2010 election. 135 more words


Election 2015: What happens next

The new Parliament will be summoned by the Queen on the 18th May, before the State Opening of Parliament. In the days that follow, the Speaker of the House of Commons is elected (or re-elected), and all MPs will take the oath of allegiance and the solemn affirmation. 204 more words