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On Monday 12 April, Parliament was dissolved ahead of the General Election on 6 May. A new Parliament will begin with State Opening on 25 May.

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Friday 23 April 2010

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Official election artist wants voters to get involved

Official election artist wants voters to get involved

Official election artist Simon Roberts begins UK tour and asks voters to send in their pictures
Dissolution of Parliament: 12 April 2010

Dissolution of Parliament: 12 April 2010

Formal end of the 2005 to 2010 Parliament takes place with proclamation for dissolution
Committee dissatisfied with Government response to Omagh report

Committee dissatisfied with Government response to Omagh report

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee disappointed at response to its report on Omagh bombing
Five Bills passed by Commons

Five Bills passed by Commons

Digital Economy Bill and Finance Bill among proposed laws that completed passage through Commons

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