The Lower House of the United Kingdom Parliament, composed of (currently 659) Members of Parliament, directly elected in single-member constituencies by ‘ first-past-the-post’ voting system. It currently includes 72 MPs representing Scottish seats.
The Lower House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
Lower house of parliament at Westminster. In 1485 it had 296 members representing 37 counties and 111 boroughs. The number of constituencies grew so that by 1603 there were 406 members representing 90 county seats and 370 borough seats.
One of two houses of the English Parliament; represents the common people.
the lower house of the British parliament
The elected Lower House of Parliament is composed of 308 Members representing all the ridings across Canada. Most of the laws passed by Parliament originate in the House of Commons. Members' duties include representing constituents' concerns, serving on committees, proposing legislation, participating in Commons debates and discussing and amending bills.
The major federal law-making body. Members are elected to represent ridings in a Parliament which last for a maximum of five years.
The legislative body of Canada which proposes, debates and passes laws.
The elected part of the Parliament of Canada (currently made up of 308 MPs). in camera meeting. A meeting from which the public is excluded.
The elected portion of the Canadian Parliament, also known as the Lower House, comprised of members of Parliament who form the government and opposition parties.
consists of 308 members, each elected in a single-member electoral district. The House of Commons is the lower chamber of Canada's bicameral legislature (a legislature consisting of both an upper and a lower house) and the Senate is the upper chamber. All legislation relating to the raising and spending of public money must originate in the House of Commons. The 308 seats in the House of Commons are distributed to the provinces on the basis of their proportionate population, with some protection for the smaller provinces, with one seat assigned to each of the three territories. Within each province the electoral districts' boundaries are established by independent federal electoral boundaries commissions.
The lower house of the United Kingdom Parliament, composed of members of Parliament, who are directly elected in single-member constituencies, using the first-past-the-post voting system. There are currently 659 MPs, including 72 who represent Scottish seats.
The House of Commons is the elected lower house of the bicameral parliament in the United Kingdom and Canada.