House of Commons

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House of Commons
of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
17th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Padanub
since 25 April 2022
SapphireWork
since 11 March 2022
model-raymondo, Labour Party
since 12 June 2022
SapphireWork, Coalition!
since 12 June 2022
Alpal2214, Liberal Democrats
since 12 June 2022
Ravenguardian17, Solidarity
since 16 March 2022
IceCreamSandwich401, Solidarity
since 1 April 2022
Structure
Seats151
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Political groups
HM Government (85)
     Labour Party (35)
     Coalition! (27)
     Liberal Democrats (20)
     Social Liberal Party (3)
HM Most Loyal Opposition (38)
     Solidarity (38)
Other opposition (27)
     Conservative Party (26)
     Freedom and Liberty Party (1)
Presiding Officers
     Speaker (1)
Length of term
Up to 6 months
Elections
Mixed-member proportional representation
Last election
25 February 2022
Next election
On or before 25 August 2022
RedistrictingRecommendations by the boundary comissions; confirmation by Parliament.
Meeting place
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House of Commons chamber
Palace of Westminster
City of Westminster
London, England
United Kingdom


The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It sits in the Palace of Westminster, also known as Parliament House.

The House of Commons is an body consisting of 150 Members of Parliament elected by the Mixed Member Proportional system to sit in the chamber until dissolved. Usually, the largest party or coalition in the House of Commons (in terms of membership) gets to form the government. More often than not, coalitions are formed to enter into government, to make sure that the government has the confidence of the majority of the House.