Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

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

Perspectives on UK Parliament: What it’s really like to work for an MP

On Thursday 24 November 2015 the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London hosted a Perspectives on Parliament event about the real life of MPs staff. Janet Walker, Chief of Staff to Tom...

19/07/2016 15:42

Perspectives on UK Parliament: Fully representative? Parliament and BAME communities

On Thursday 18 February Simon Wooley, Dr Anna Dickson and L’myah Ross-Walcott participated in a Perspectives on Parliament panel discussion on the UK Parliament’s engagement with BAME communities, at ...

19/07/2016 15:41

My Life as a Yemeni in the UK - #YourStoryOurHistory

As part of the Yemeni community living in South Shields, Leyla explains the history behind her ancestors’ move to Britain and how equality legislation has allowed her to freely practise her faith in h...

14/07/2016 09:26

Educating People About Diversity and Equality - #YourStoryOurHistory

Janett explains how being from an ethnic background has positively benefitted her in her job of educating large-scale institutions about diversity and equality in the work place. The ‘Your Story, Our...

14/07/2016 09:25

My Life as an Immigrant in 1960s Britain - #YourStoryOurHistory

Having arrived from Trinidad into Britain in 1962, Shango Baku recalls the discrimination he faced when trying to find accommodation and the positive law changes that prevented it from happening in th...

14/07/2016 07:30

David Cameron's last PMQs: 13 July 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 July 2016. This was his last Prime Minister's questions. To find out more about this week's ques...

13/07/2016 15:02

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

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...

13/07/2016 12:08

Pounds, pence and politics – how the UK Parliament scrutinises economic issues

On Thursday 3 March 2016 the University of Leeds hosted a Perspectives on Parliament event on the UK Parliament’s scrutiny of economic issues. In this video of highlights from the event… Rachel Reev...

06/07/2016 15:39

Prime Minister's Questions: 6 July 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 6 July 2016. This was the first Prime Minister's questions after the Chilcot Report on the Iraq Inqu...

06/07/2016 14:12

Acts of War – Education Act 1918

The 1918 Education Act was one of the more significant pieces of social legislation passed during the First World War and paved the way for many of the principles of the modern schools system. With co...

01/07/2016 09:44

Margaret Thatcher Statue

Margaret Thatcher was first elected to the House of Commons in October 1959. She was promoted shortly after her election, serving as Parliamentary Undersecretary at the Ministry of Pensions and Nation...

30/06/2016 10:58

Prime Minister's Questions: 29 June 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 29 June 2016. This was the first Prime Minister's questions after the EU referendum vote. To find o...

29/06/2016 14:25

Prime Minister's Questions: 15 June 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, visi...

15/06/2016 15:36

Prime Minister's Questions: 8 June 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 8 June 2016. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, visit...

08/06/2016 14:55

‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 3/3 – Making the metalwork

This is the third 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 ...

07/06/2016 10:25

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