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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known internationally as the UK Parliament or British Parliament but is more generally known domestically simply as Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in the UK and its territories. Its head is the Sovereign of the United Kingdom and its seat is the Palace of Westminster in the City of Westminster, one of the inner boroughs of the capital city, London.


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  • Composition and powers 

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  • Judicial functions 

  • Relationship with the UK Government 

  • Sovereignty 

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