Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

Access to the Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives currently receives 5,500 enquiries and 1,000 visits per year. Find out more about how the Archives Team helps people find the information they are looking for among the four...

24/10/2016 14:37

Parliamentary Archives: The Digitisation Process

Take a look at the work undertaken by the small dedicated team responsible for digitising the Parliamentary Archives collection, a process that is increasing public access but will take hundreds of ye...

24/10/2016 14:37

‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 5/5 – The unveiling

This is the fifth of five films exploring New Dawn, a contemporary sculpture by Mary Branson celebrating the campaign for women’s suffrage (the right to vote). Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory ...

20/10/2016 07:40

‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 4/5 – Installing the artwork

This is the fourth of five films exploring New Dawn, a contemporary sculpture by Mary Branson celebrating the campaign for women’s suffrage (the right to vote). Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory...

20/10/2016 07:40

Prime Minister's Questions: 19 October 2016

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 October 2016. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, vis...

19/10/2016 15:38

The Energy Revolution

In March 2016, we launched our Energy Revolution inquiry to understand what technologies and innovations present the most opportunity for the UK energy system, what the implications might be for the e...

14/10/2016 23:00

Parliament at sunset: Time-lapse

Watch the sun set over the Houses of Parliament

12/10/2016 14:18

Prime Minister's Questions: 12 October 2016

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 October 2016. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, vis...

12/10/2016 14:17

Portrait of the Rt Hon. the Baroness D’Souza CMG Lord Speaker: Part Two

In 2015 Paul Benney was commissioned by the House of Lords Works of Art Committee to paint a portrait of Baroness D’Souza during her term of office as Lord Speaker. This film shows footage of the port...

05/10/2016 13:41

Women’s History Month: Eleanor Rathbone

International Women’s Day Lecture: March 2016 ‘A Most Independent Member: Eleanor Rathbone MP (1872 - 1946)’, by Dr Susan Cohen. Introductions by Charlotte Mallon, winner of the Great Debate 2015, ...

05/10/2016 09:48

Women’s History Month: Alice Hawkins

Women’s History Month: March 2016 ‘Alice Hawkins: A Suffragette’, a talk by Peter Barratt Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester. A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice ...

05/10/2016 09:47

Central Lobby: Time-lapse

Central Lobby is the core of the Palace of Westminster and was designed by Charles Barry as a meeting place for Members of both Houses, and where MPs can meet their constituents. It is a lofty stone...

05/10/2016 07:34

‘Diane Abbott MP’ by Stuart Pearson Wright

October 2016’s Artwork of the Month is Stuart Pearson Wright’s portrait of Diane Abbott MP, the first black woman to be elected to the UK House of Commons. In the short film above, the sitter discusse...

29/09/2016 07:25

How do Americans elect their President?

A guide to the US political system aimed at A Level students, explaining how elections work in the USA. For more educational teaching resources visit UK Parliament's education website http://www.par...

28/09/2016 08:44

How to access the Houses of Parliament

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, introduces a series of videos which show how the historic buildings of #Parliament are accessible to everyone. www.parliament.uk/visit For more information about: Gett...

27/09/2016 08:16

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