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  • United Kingdom By: Lexi F, Olivia C, and Kylie S
  • U.K. Government
    • Constitutional monarchy (king or queen)
    • Parliament democracy
    • Unwritten constitution
  • Absolute Monarchy
    • Constitutional monarch
    • Current monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
    • Became queen on June 2 nd , 1953 at age 25
  • Member’s of Parliament
  • What does a member of parliament do?
    • They divide their time between working in Parliament and working in the House of Commons.
    • They can hold meetings where locals can come and discuss their concerns, but the MP’s are limited to giving help.
    • Parliament can punish anyone who offends against the rights of the house.
    • Three parts of parliament:
      • House of lords, House of commons and Sovereign
      • Agreement of all three usually needed to pass law
  • House of Lords & House of commons
  • House of Lords
    • Upper house of U.K. parliament
    • Works with house of commons to make laws
    • They question government and debate issues
  • House of Commons
    • 646 elected members of parliament
    • Officials:
      • Chief officer (speaker elected by members of parliament)
      • Chairmen of ways
  • Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Prime minister
    • Head of government
    • First lord of treasury
    • Informs Queen of business and issues of government
    • The current Prime minister is Gordon Brown
  • Cabinet
    • “ The Cabinet is the committee at the centre of the British political system and the supreme decision-making body in government,” says Directgov.com
    • Every Tuesday Cabinet meets to discuss issue of the day.