How many MPs are standing down at the next election, and why?
What is happening to constituency boundaries, and why? How are they changing? How are MPs affected?
A period of stability in the government ranks is needed.
The IfG team analyses all the latest ministerial moves
There have been more by-elections in the 2019 parliament than any in recent times.
Can ministers take maternity leave?
The shadow cabinet is made up of senior members of the main opposition party in Westminster who act as spokespeople for the opposition.
Every government minister has a private office. This is a small team of civil servants dedicated to supporting ministerial duties and decisions.
The cabinet is the senior decision-making body in government.
A reshuffle is when government ministers are moved between posts.