What are the sources of the UK constitution?

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Parliamentary statutes.
Laws passed by the UK Parliament which have a constitutional effect.
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Conventions.
Rules that are not legally enforceable but considered binding.
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Common law.
Unwritten laws that can be enforced by the courts.
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European Union treaties.
The UK has signed a number of treaties mostly concerning the transfer of power and sovereignty from the UK to the EU.
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Works of authority.
The writings of constitutional experts which describe constitutional practice.
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Traditions.
Customs and practices that have grown up over a long period of time. Not legal but tend to persist.
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Conventions.

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Rules that are not legally enforceable but considered binding.

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Common law.

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European Union treaties.

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Works of authority.

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