Would you want to be an MP? And if so why?

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Chamber of House of Commons

Today marks 750 years since the first English Parliament at Westminster, London.

The UK is run by Parliament, and there are currently 650 Members of Parliament known as MPs.

The MPs help to make the rules and laws that people have to follow.

These can be small changes, or important laws that will make a big difference to how the country is run.

Pictures: How laws are made in Parliament

The UK is also part of a Democracy, meaning that people get to elect their leaders, and have more of a say in how the country is run.

Would you be an MP?

If you could be an MP when you grow up, would you? If so, why?

  • What kind of changes would you want to see happen?
  • Why would you want to be an MP?
  • Would you invent any new laws?

This chat page is now closed but you can read a selection of your comments below.

Your Comments:

I want to be an MP to make everything fair. Things aren't as fair as they could be.

Olivia, Stourbridge, England

I want to debate in Parliament and make better laws for everyone.

Zain, Stourbridge, England

I would want to be an MP so I could help people who are poor.

Emma, Stourbridge, England

It should be law that everyone has a home to live in.

Bethan, Stourbridge, England

Our government keeps sending money to places abroad but it doesn't always get spent on good things. We should make sure it goes to people who really need it.

Sophie, Stourbridge, England

Hospital workers should be paid more than footballers. They are paid lots of money for kicking a football and hospital workers save people's lives.

Jack, Stourbridge, England