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Election 2015: Issuing 650 writs to get voting started

Parliament has been dissolved and the previously-elected MPs lose their titles and privileges until they, or their successors, are elected after 7 May.

BBC Parliament's Daniel Brittain explains the legal details of what happens now to ensure that election writs are issued to all 650 constituencies, as he hears about the legal documents and their seals.

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  • 30 Mar 2015
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