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Parliament security boosted ahead of Brexit vote

Image copyright PA Image caption Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick has faced calls to tighten security Security around Parliament is to be increased in the run-up to Brexit, amid concern about the harassment of MPs. The speakers of the Commons and Lords met Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick on Thursday, days after Tory MP Anna […]

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Why don’t MPs say these words any more?

Image copyright Mark Duffy/UK Parliament We cannot be sure what MPs and peers will talk about in 2019, but one word is likely to crop up a lot. Brexit was mentioned 7,495 times in Parliament last year. However it was only in December 2012 that it made its first appearance, courtesy of Liberal Democrat peer […]

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MP Craig Mackinlay cleared of election expenses fraud

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCraig Mackinlay thanked his South Thanet constituents for standing by him Conservative politician Craig Mackinlay has been cleared of falsifying election expenses. The MP for South Thanet had denied making false declarations during his 2015 campaign, when he beat then-UKIP leader Nigel Farage to the seat. Mr […]