Parliament and government

Parliament and government

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People often mistake Parliament with the government. So what's the difference?

An overview of the structure and purpose of Parliament for 14-18 year olds.

This video is also available on YouTube for you to embed on your own site or blog.

Note that since this video was produced, the number of constituencies in the UK has changed to 650 and it is now in the process of being reduced to 600.


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Educational games

  • Could you cut it as an MP? Designed for 11-16 year-olds, this game drops you into the shoes of a backbencher.

  • Dangling from the world’s most famous clock you’ll need to clean its face before time expires.