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The lobby in the Houses of Parliament

Getting started in parliament as a new MP

What you need to know to hit the ground running in the House of Commons.

What are the rules for MPs' second jobs? What is the payroll vote? How does 'ping pong' work? How are select committee members elected?

Navigating the unique world of parliament can be challenging even for seasoned MPs. Our suite of explainers provide a comprehensive but accessible overview of the key people, practicalities and procedure you'll need to know to hit the ground running in the House of Commons.

The legislative process: How to empower parliament

The government should empower parliament and allow it to properly scrutinise legislation, provide a check on executive action and maintain balance in the UK constitution.

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