What is parliament and how does it work?
- 29 May 2012
- From the section UK Politics
One of an MP's most important roles is to help make and change the laws governing the UK. Both houses of parliament generally have to agree on a new law - after a process which can take months, or even years. Click through the slideshow to find out about the key stages in the passage of a bill.
Plans of the House of Commons and House of Lords based on information from www.parliament.uk