Parliaments in the Best of the Web UK Directory


A-Z of Parliament

A substantial guide to the workings of Parliament, provided by the BBC.

BBC: Prime Minister's Questions

Recorded coverage of questions in the House of Commons to the Prime Minister.

Democracy Live: Your Representatives -

News, information and recent videos of UK, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland representatives, searchable by name, place or postcode.

Find Your Local MP -

Search facility to find the name of your local Member of Parliament (MP) and how to contact them.


The edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses of Parliament, Standing Committees, written Ministerial Statements and written answers.

History of Parliament

Research project creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. histparl

The History of Parliament

Information about a charitable trust producing a scholarly reference work describing the activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom, from the 14th century to the present.

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)

Independent body set up in 2009 to establish and monitors the expenses scheme for Members of the House of Commons; also responsible for paying MPs' salaries and expenses. Contains extensive information on how the scheme works and links to published expenses data.

Official archive of legislation for the UK parliament and devolved institutions of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; includes legislation from 1267 to the present.

The Public Whip

Searchable database allowing users to see how their MP voted on a number of issues.

Research Briefings

Provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

Rt Hon John Bercow MP

Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009 and MP for Buckingham.


Links Hansard records from Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Register of MP's Interests, and other sources, to MP profiles. A project run by the charity, UK Citizens Online Democracy.

United Kingdom Parliament

Official website; includes information about its membership, daily business and legislation, procedures, and publications. Also includes background and education materials on its history and role.

Westminster Parliamentary Record

Provides fully searchable profile information about British Peers, MPs and Candidates. Registered users can monitor and share notes on their contacts with Parliamentarians.

Working for an MP

Resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works.

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