Purpose of the House of Commons

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  • Purpose of the House of Commons
    • Lower house
      • Dominant chamber
    • Parliamentary sovereignty exercised.
      • Cannot bind successor
      • Legislative supremacy
      • Cannot be overturned
    • Motion of no confidence
      • Can remove the government by no confidence
      • Fixed term Parliaments Act (2011)
        • Parliament dissolved if defeated on no confidence and no alternative gov is approved within 14 days
          • Callaghan 1979- defeated by 1 vote.

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