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House of Commons

in the constitutional law of the UK, one of the two chambers of Parliament, the other being the HOUSE OF LORDS. Members are called simply Members of Parliament, abbreviated to MP. Many classes of people are disqualified from sitting, including those suffering from mental illness, peers, criminals, aliens and certain clergyman. Judges, civil servants and members of the armed forces and the police are all also disqualified. Day-to-day business is organized by the Speaker, and the party officials are known as whips.

HOUSE OF COMMONS, Eng. law. The representatives of the people, in contradistinction to the nobles, taken collectively are called the house of commons.
     2. This house must give its consent to all bills before they acquire the authority of law, and all laws for raising revenue must originate there.

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Macmillan Academy student Trib said: "It's an absolute honour to represent my town in the House of Commons.
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