MPs, Lords and the Monarch - who's who?

Take a closer look at the role of MPs, Members of the House of Lords, and the monarch in the UK’s parliamentary democracy using a combination of animations, video interviews and articles to bust common myths.  

What is the House of Lords?

What is the House of Lords and how has it evolved over time to be this way? This resource answers those questions and is an ideal starting point for exploring the House of Lords with students.

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MPs and the House of Commons

Who works in the House of Commons and what does their role involve? This article answers those questions and provides a slideshow of images from the House of Commons chamber.

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The monarch and Parliament

Find out about the role of today's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in Parliament.

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