Your Member of Parliament (MP)
A general election will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017.
There are currently three constituencies in Brighton & Hove:
- Brighton Kemptown
- Brighton Pavilion
Brighton Kemptown extends into Lewes District and includes Peacehaven.
By law, the UK Parliament is dissolved 25 working days before a general election takes place.
As there is a general election on Thursday 8 June, Parliament was dissolved at midnight on Wednesday 3 May 2017.
From the moment Parliament is dissolved, MPs are no longer MPs. They become members of the public again and all official business that usually takes place in the House of Commons comes to an end.
We will publish confirmation of the three MPs with constituencies in Brighton & Hove after the declaration of the election results.
About Members of Parliament
The UK public elects Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs are involved in considering and proposing new laws, and can use their position to ask government ministers questions about current issues.
MPs split their time between working in Parliament itself, working in the constituency that elected them, and working for their political party. Some MPs from the ruling party become government ministers with specific responsibilities in certain areas, such as Health or Defence.
Working in Parliament
When Parliament is sitting (meeting), MPs generally spend their time working in the House of Commons. This can include raising issues affecting their constituents, attending debates and voting on new laws. Most MPs are also members of committees, which look at issues in detail, from government policy and new laws, to wider topics like human rights.
Working in their constituency
In their constituency, MPs often hold a 'surgery' in their office, where local people can come along to discuss any matters that concern them. MPs also attend functions, visit schools and businesses and generally try to meet as many people as possible. This gives MPs further insight and context into issues they may discuss when they return to Westminster.