The UK public elects Members of (MPs) to represent their interests và concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and can propose new laws as well as raising issues that matter khổng lồ you in the House. This includes asking government ministers questions about current issues including those which affect local constituents.

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MPs split their time between working in itself, working in the constituency that elected them và working for their political các buổi party.

Some MPs from the governing party (or parties) become government ministers with specific responsibilities in certain areas, such as Health or Defence. These MPs vì not stop working for their constituency và, whatever their role in Government or, will still hold regular surgeries to help their constituents.

What vày MPs doin

When is sitting (meeting), MPs generally spover their time working in the House of Commons. This can include raising issues affecting their constituents, attending debates và voting on new laws. This can either be by asking a question of a government minister on your behalf or supporting and highlighting particular campaigns which local people feel strongly about.

Most MPs are also members of committees, which look at issues in detail, from government policy and new laws, khổng lồ wider topics like human rights.

What bởi MPs bởi intheir constituency?

In their constituency, MPs often hold a "surgery" in their office, where local people can come along to discuss any matters that concern them.

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MPs also attend functions, visit schools and businesses & generally try to meet as many people as possible. This gives MPs further insight & context inlớn issues they may discuss when they return khổng lồ Westminster.

Who is your MP?

To find out who represents you và how khổng lồ tương tác them, you can:

To find out more about you and your MPhường see our publication.

The House of Commons Enquiry Service provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

Our telephone enquiry service is open between 10am-12 midday and 2pm-4pm (Monday to lớn Friday, excluding ngân hàng holidays).


The House of Commons Enquiry Service produces a series of không tính tiền guides which you can read online, download or order copies.