Lucy Frazer

Lucy Frazer, Conservative MP for South East CambridgeshireRead More

Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh, Labour MP for Sheffield, HeeleyRead More
Lucy Powell MP

Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell, Labour MP for Manchester CentralRead More
Liz McInnes MP

Liz McInnes

Liz McInnes, Labour MP for Heywood & MiddletonRead More

Liz Saville Roberts

Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor MeirionnyddRead More
Lucy Allan, Conservative MP

Lucy Allan

Lucy Allan, Conservative MP for Telford Read More

Lisa Cameron

Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven, Stonehouse & LesmahagowRead More
Luke Hall MP

Luke Hall

Luke Hall, Conservative MP for Thornbury & Yate Read More

London airports expansion

London airports have seen continued passenger growth since the end of 2008 and London's three largest airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) are all expected to be at capacity by 2030. This predicted growth in demand has prompted a national debate on how best to provide more capacity in the future for London and the South East.Read More

Local government structure

Local government in England operates under either a one tier system - unitary authorities, or a two tier system - county and district councils.Read More

Landfill Tax

Landfill Tax is an environmental tax paid on top of normal landfill rates by any company, local authority or other organisation that wishes to dispose of waste in landfill.Read More

Legislation (Commons)

All policies are discussed and laws implemented in the House of Commons. All bills must pass through both the House of Commons and House of Lords, although it is MPs that have the final decision. Government legislation comes in the form of primary and secondary legislation. Primary legislation covers Bills and Acts which are split...Read More

London 2012 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee voted in July 2005 for London to hold the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, with the majority of facilities centred in the capital but many other locations hosting events, training villages and support facilities. Read More

London government

"Greater London" comprises 32 London Boroughs and the historic City of London.Read More

Language, Address and Seating Arrangements (Lords)

An official report of proceedings – known as Hansard – is published on the morning following the end of proceedings. All speeches begin with the words, 'My Lords'. Language must be deemed 'Parliamentary' by the chair and peers are not supposed to refer to the Commons by name, using instead 'another place' or 'the other...Read More

Law Lords

The law lords are chosen by the Lord Chancellor to form the highest court in the United Kingdom, which is the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. They are nominally members of the House but they do not operate as such. When they retire they become life peers. At the time of writing, the...Read More


Labour came out of the 2005 election with a mixture of accomplishment and disappointment. The party had secured a third term in government for the first time in its history, but gained no new seats. Its majority was radically reduced to 66. Soon afterwards, and despite promises he would serve a full term, Tony Blair...Read More

Life Peers

Life peers are elevated to the peerage by the monarch in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister. Opposition party leaders can also nominate, via the Prime Minister. Life peers tend to be the 'great and the good' of the day and are characterised by their expertise and experience in their field, which may...Read More

Liberal Democrats

Few parties have gone through such a dramatic journey in recent years as the Lib Dems. The party emerged from the 2005 poll with their highest share of the vote since the SDP-Liberal Alliance, receiving 62 seats primarily because of their principled opposition to the Iraq war. The number of seats did not reflect the...Read More