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Parliamentary division bell

The ringing of the bell summons MPs to their respective voting chambers. Apart from the Houses of Parliament, there are many other bells, mainly in local public houses and restaurants. Some MPs also have one in their private residences. The bells ring for eight minutes, after which the lobbies are shut.

In 2014, the count was: 384 bells within the Parliamentary estate, and 172 outside.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Parliamentary division bell

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Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley

Politician and Fascist leader. Born at 47 Hill Street, Mayfair, into landed gentry, the sixth baronet. Served and wounded in WW1, leaving him with a limp. Entered parliament as a Conservative, marr...

Person, Politics & Administration, France

2 memorials
Kenneth Alfred Ballard, MC

Kenneth Alfred Ballard, MC

Commoner on the City Lands & Bridge House Estates Committee, 1994.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
D. McCarthy

D. McCarthy

Member of the Commissioners of the 1890 Bermondsey Library.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Prime Minister of Australia, 1941.  Born and died in Australia.

Person, Politics & Administration, Australia

1 memorial
Mrs Irene Kathleen Mathews
1 memorial