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Members of Parliament holding dual mandates

Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dual mandate (commonly known as 'double jobbing') refers to the situation when elected representatives hold seats in another elected body at the same time.

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This list looks at MPs who held dual mandates in the House of Commons and other legislatures since the UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973:

  • Northern Ireland Assembly – Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)
  • Scottish Parliament – Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
  • National Assembly for Wales – Assembly Member (AM)
  • European Parliament – Member of the European Parliament (MEP)


How many Members currently hold dual mandates?

There are currently no MPs holding dual mandates between the House of Commons and the above bodies.

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Commons Briefing papers SN04101

Author: Sarah Priddy

Topics: Devolution, Members of Parliament, Parliament

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