Parliament of Great Britain

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in May 1707 following the ratification of the Acts of Union by both the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland. The Acts ratified the treaty of Union which created a new unified Kingdom of Great Britain and created the parliament of Great Britain located in the former home of the English parliament in the Palace of Westminster, near the City of London. This lasted nearly a century, until the Acts of Union 1800 merged the separate British and Irish Parliaments into a single Parliament of the United Kingdom with effect from 1 January 1801.

Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain
Type
Type
HousesHouse of Lords
House of Commons
History
Established1 May 1707
Disbanded31 December 1800
Preceded byParliament of England
Parliament of Scotland
Succeeded byParliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1801–1927
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1927–present
Leadership
Lord Loughborough
since 1793
Henry Addington
since 1789
Structure
House of Commons political groups
Final composition of the British House of Commons:
519 Seats
  Tories: 424 seats
  Whigs: 95 seats
Elections
Ennoblement by the Sovereign or inheritance of a peerage
First-past-the-post with limited suffrage
Meeting place
Palace of Westminster, London
Footnotes
See also:
Parliament of Ireland

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